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Squash 'Crown Prince' F1

A silver-blue skinned pumpkin which always excels in taste trials and stores exceptionally well for up to a year.
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6 seeds

5 seedlings

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Edible Crop
Position
Kitchen Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Height
60cm (24in)
Group/Species
maxima
Common name
Pumpkin
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
1.8m (6ft) - Trailing
Cultivation
Soak/soften seed to speed up germination, then sow on their edge 2.5cm deep in individual pots. Once they have 5-6 leaves, harden off and plant out after the last frosts. Sow direct from mid-May.

Description

A silver-blue skinned pumpkin which always excels in taste trials. They remind me of sweet potatoes in taste. It also stores exceptionally well for up to a year.

Please note, illustrated packets are being introduced gradually over the coming months, availability may vary.

Care Tips

Water well, and avoid the plant becoming dry. Mulch well, and dig in plenty of manure. Will need a frame to climb up. It is important to pinch out the triffid-like growth tips once they reach 1.8m and to keep doing so! This helps the fruit to set.