100 days — 'Yakima Marblehead' is a rare, slate-gray, slightly ribbed, large Hubbard-type heirloom winter squash introduced in 1896 and grown by commercial growers in the Yakima Valley, Washington. It was a popular shipping variety and valuable to grocers and produce vendors for cutting into sections for retail sales.
The very productive vines produce fruit averaging from eight to twenty-five pounds, but with the potential to reach thirty to forty pounds. Its flesh is thick, golden-yellow in color, and revered for its excellent flavor.
After harvest they should be ripened for thirty days in a cool location. If cured properly, they store well at around 50ºF through the winter, with many storing into the spring. With its combination of sweetness, dryness, and a greater density than other Hubbard-types, this is truly a fine baking squash.
Thought to be a synonym or selection of 'Marblehead' that was released in 1873 by James J. H. Gregory
. It was offered sporadically by Gill Brothers Seed Company.
'Yakima' Marblehead' is now quite rare. Our seed is organically grown for us by Alan Adesse here in Oregon's Willamette Valley. Each packet contains three grams, which is approximately 8 seeds.