Crown Prince F1
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As beautiful as it is delectable, this tasty little winter squash will keep well more than 3 months if stored properly.
Crown Prince F1 Squash Seeds
[95 days] This F1 variety of Crown Prince is an extremely beautiful squash, with steel-blue skin and a delightfully contrasting orange flesh. The fruits grow to about 4kg (8.5lb), and the flesh has a wonderful sweet, nutty flavour that is good in just about any recipe that calls for squash. It also holds up well when roasted. It also holds up surprisingly in storage if kept in a cool, dry place.
Start indoors in April-May unless you live in the south UK.
An RHS Garden Merit award winner.
Height: 35cm (14"). Spread: 200cm (79").
How do I grow Crown Prince Squash up a trellis? If you do not have enough space in your garden then it is possible to grow your Crown Prince Squash up a trellis. Growing squash upwards is all about training the vines onto a trellis. Secure your trellis against a wall that faces the sun and plant your squash seeds at the same distance apart if they were left on the ground.
How many Crown Prince Squash will one plant produce? Depending on weather conditions and watering your Crown Prince Squash plant should produce 5-7 fruits on average.
What are good companion vegetables for Crown Prince Squash? There are quite a few vegetables that you can grow near or in the same vegetable beds that will improve your Crown Prince growth: Sweetcorn, Lettuce, Peas and Radish are said to improve growth of squash. Marigolds can help repel and discourage many of the pests that Crown Prince F1 can attract.
Crown Prince F1 Details
- Average Germination Time
- 7 - 10 Days
- Sowing Method
- Start in Pots / Trays
- Days to Maturity
- 90 Days
- Packet Seed Count
- Recommended Soil pH
Sow and Harvest Times