Unwins Pumpkin Crown Prince has unusual blue/grey skin and orange flesh, as well as a firm texture and flavoursome nutty taste. If kept in frost-free conditions it will store for up to 3 months.
- Classic winter squash
- Great for soup or roasting
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- How to Sow
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Sow seeds individually on edge in small pots of firm seed compost 2cm (1in) deep. Cover pot with clingfilm and place in the warmth (15-18c). As seedlings develop, remove clingfilm and grow on under cool, light conditions, but not in direct sunlight. Keep moist. Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions for 2-3 weeks before planting out to their cropping positions allowing 90cm (36in) between plants, after risk of frost has passed. Water and feed regularly.
Water sowing positions, then sow two or three seeds close together in a group 2cm (1in) deep allowing 90cm (36in) between each group. After germination, leave only the strongest seedling in each group. Keep well-watered in dry spells.
Pumpkins grow and ripen best in full sun locations. It is very important to feed and water regularly.