Squash Crown Prince

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Steel blue-grey skinned winter squash with bright orange dense flesh and a sweet nutty flavour, averaging 3-4kg (6.5-9lb) in weight.   Also known as “Sweet Meat” squash it is regarded as one of the best for roasting and soups alike.

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Squash Crown Prince

Steel blue-grey skinned winter squash with bright orange dense flesh and a sweet nutty flavour, averaging 3-4kg (6.5-9lb) in weight.   Also known as “Sweet Meat” squash it is regarded as one of the best for roasting and soups alike.   The storage potential is excellent: it can be kept for over 3 months in a frost-free area with good ventilation

Cultivation advice Squash Crown Prince

  • A sunny spot protected from strong winds is essential.
  • The soil must be well drained and rich in humus, the more the better.  I fill each hole at least 12” square with garden compost and paper at the bottom into which goes a single plant. For bush varieties 24in between each plant is fine – 48in for vines.
  • Many winter Squash / Pumpkins like to sprawl out and need plenty of space. Vining Squash / Pumpkins require a larger area to run, whilst semi-vining and bush varieties of winter squash / courgette can be well contained.  If space is tight just keep turning the branches back to the centre to prevent spreading and over-running other plants.