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Squash Plants - F1 Crown Prince
£6.99
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Squash Plants - F1 Crown Prince

Steel blue skin and bright orange flesh with a sweet nutty flavour, and averaging 3-4kg (6½-9lb) in weight. The storage potential is excellent; it can be over 3 months if kept in a frost-free area with good ventilation. Award of Garden Merit winner. Trailing growth habit.

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Bright orange flesh

Steel blue skin and bright orange flesh with a sweet nutty flavour, and averaging 3-4kg (6½-9lb) in weight. The storage potential is excellent; it can be over 3 months if kept in a frost-free area with good ventilation. Award of Garden Merit winner. Trailing growth habit.

Steel blue skin and bright orange flesh with a sweet nutty flavour, and averaging 3-4kg (6½-9lb) in weight. The storage potential is excellent; it can be over 3 months if kept in a frost-free area with good ventilation. Trailing growth habit.

Why might it be best NOT to eat these fresh?
Squashes noticeably increase their sugar content after just a month of storage at 10°C. These sugars fuel the creation of carotenes and some of these will break down to create the aroma compounds that give winter squashes their characteristic buttery, caramel aroma. So with squashes, sit back and wait a while before enjoying a sweeter, more flavoursome and more nutritious meal.
For the highest levels of carotenes (and sugars and aroma chemicals) choose winter squashes like the large Crown Prince or, Hokkaido type Uchiki Kuri, the true King (or should we say Emperor?) of nutrition. Not only do these taste great but a 100g serving will deliver more than twice your recommended daily intake of vitamin A and 50% more fibre than butternut squash.

What are carotenes?
Plants can’t hide from the harmful ‘sunburn’ effect of uv radiation but they have evolved a range of protective natural compounds including the beta-carotenes that turn pumpkins and squashes yellow or orange. These are now widely believed to also confer protection against a range of cancers in humans.

 

Colour:Orange

Hardiness:0 degrees

Resistance to Disease:False

Seeds:False

Bulbs:False

Shrubs:False

Tree:False

Plants:True

Plug or Potted Plant:Plug

If Plug Small, Medium or Large:Large

Aftercare - Easy:True

Aftercare - Moderate:False

Aftercare - High:False

Scented:False

Height:51-60cm

Cut Flower:False

Edible Flower:False

Spread:151-200cm

Spacing:151-200cm

Organic:False

Good For Dried Flowers:False

Drought Resistant:False

RHS Award of Garden Merit:True

Vegetables recommended by the NIAB:False

Award Winners in Fleuroselect Trials:False

Soil Type:ALL

Likes Acidic Soil:False

Containers:True

Hanging Baskets:False

Beds & Borders:True

Rockeries:False

Climbers:False

Greenhouse, Glass House or Home:True

Prefers Full Sun:False

Grows in Sun or Partial Shade:True

Grows in Sun or Shade:False

Partial or Full Shade:False

Shade:False

F1 Variety:True

Hardy Annual:False

Half Hardy Annual:False

Greenhouse Annual:False

Hardy Biennial:False

Greenhouse Biennial:False

Hardy Perennial:False

Tender Perennial:False

Half Hardy Perennial:False

Greenhouse Perennial:False

Shrub:False

Butterflies:False

Birds:False

Bees:False

On Receipt - Remove the plants from the packaging immediately upon receipt. Check the compost is moist and water if necessary. All the vegetable plants can be planted immediately into a moist soil in the garden, provided conditions are suitable. Once planted water well to settle the soil around the plants. Soil Preparation - Vegetable plants require a well drained soil in a sunny position that has ideally been dug in the autumn. Prior to planting lightly fork over the area removing any weeds that have grown, and break down any large lumps. Apply a general fertiliser such as Growmore and rake into the surface. During the growing period keep the plants well watered in dry spells and keep weeds under control.

 

Ideal for beds and borders, patio pots and containers, greenhouses. Prefers full sun or shade. On Receipt - Remove the plants from the packaging immediately upon receipt. Check the compost is moist and water if necessary. All the vegetable plants can be planted immediately into a moist soil in the garden, provided conditions are suitable. Once planted water well to settle the soil around the plants. Soil Preparation - Vegetable plants require a well drained soil in a sunny position that has ideally been dug in the autumn. Prior to planting lightly fork over the area removing any weeds that have grown, and break down any large lumps. Apply a general fertiliser such as Growmore and rake into the surface. During the growing period keep the plants well watered in dry spells and keep weeds under control. Cut stems after three fruit have formed to increase size and ability to ripen.

All Dobies products should reach you in perfect condition, just as they left us. If you are dissatisfied in any way with their condition on arrival, please let us know within 14 days. We are only liable for the cost of the goods as quoted on the website plus the cost of delivery if the goods are faulty.

 
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