Renowned for its eating qualities this steel grey skinned squash with deep orange flesh will grow to about 4kg(9lbs) in size. Crown Prince is also excellent for long term storage over the winter.
Squash is a delicious vegetable when roasted and can also be used to make tasty soups.
WHEN TO SOW
April and May underglass or May to June outdoors
Where to Sow
Sow seed on edge 1.5cm (1/2″”) deep to prevent rotting in pots or trays during April to May 2.5cm (1″”) apart under glass at 20°C (68°F) using good quality seed sowing compost. Sow outdoors mid-May to June direct into growing site 1.5cm (1/2″”) deep 2 to 3 seeds in each position 60cm (24″) apart.
What to do next
Greenhouse sowings should be gradually hardened off once they have developed the first pair of rough leaves and transplanted to growing site in late-May to early-June 60cm (24″”) apart once all risk of frost has past. Outdoor sowings should be thinned to one plant per station.
September to October
Fruits store well for use throughout the winter months. Store in a warm and dry place for up to 5 months.
A good source of Vitamins B1 and E and high in antioxidants.