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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.

Genus Cucurbita
Group/Species maxima
Variety Crown Prince F1
Common Name Pumpkin
Border Position Kitchen Garden
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing 1.8m (6ft) - Trailing
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow under cover in late March. Soak the seed overnight, then sow 2.5cm vertically, one to a 9cm pot. The seeds are large and may rot off before they germinate if sown flat. Once they have 5 or 6 leaves, they're ready to go out. Harden them off by standing them outside during the day and then plant them out once the frosts are over. You can also sow them direct into the ground from April-May outside if you wait until after the frosts.
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.
Storing Store throughout the winter in a place with good air circulation. For best results, hang in an onion bag.
Harvesting July - October, at about 10-12cm diameter
Cooking Notes Brilliant for soups and roasted in the oven. The seeds make excellent Pumpkin seed and cinnamon brittle.
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Squash 'Crown Prince' F1 reviews

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Lianne

Germination was good after bringing them inside to the warmth. Now large plants. Sprawling everywhere.

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Liz

Excellent service. I have planted 3 of these seeds. Plants seem vigorous but only 4 squash developing so far. Hope for more.....

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Paul

Good germination producing good plants and fruits developing well.


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Reviewed 22nd October 2017 by Martin Myers

We live in the north west of England and Crown Prince grew very well. The taste and texture is fantastic. Have cooked it in a variety of ways for savoury dishes and sweet dishes. Have ordered more for next year

Best fool proof squash

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Reviewed 18th January 2017 by Alessandra Nolasco

If you give it a bucket of rich compost or manure at the planting time... This is so easy and prolific! 3rd year growing it on my allotment and it never fails. I cut the tip of the plant when I have 4 or 5 mini squashes just to give them a chance to grow. Just ordered 2017 seeds and I still have a few to eat from last year! Delicious! I also make a South American squash and coconut sweet with it... highly recommended.