The hubbard squash has an extremely hard outer shell and can be stored for long periods of time. This misfit of the pumpkin patch may have a tough shell, but hides a sweet, delicious flesh that is great for baking, boiling, roasting, and purees. The squash can grow up to 50 pounds! Originally named in the 1840's when Elizabeth Hubbard gave seeds to a friend in a kind, neighborly gesture... looking back, who in their right mind would gift such homely squash seeds to a friend? I call shenanigans!