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Musquee de Provence squash produces large semi flat scallop type fruits, which weigh up to 10 kg. The skin of this winter squash turns from green to golden brown as the fruit matures.
Deep ridges and a low moisture, sweet flesh which is dense and dark orange in colour, excellent flavour. This winter squash can be left on the vine up to until late November - December and can be stored for a long period of time, up to 8 months.
Sow the Musquee de Provence seeds from late March through April under glass for growing in the greenhouse, or late April through May to transplant outdoors. Seeds can also be sown direct outdoors, in a finely prepared bed, from late May.
Sow the crown prince squash seeds 2 cm deep in 7.5 cm pots of good compost or in seed cells, 1-2 seeds per pot/cell, so you can save the stronger seedling.
Transplant the seedlings into bigger pots when large enough to handle.
Place in a propagator before transplanting outside. Leave 60-100 cm between plants. Prefer rich and well drained soil.
Reday to harvest when the fruit has reached about 6 kg in size. They can be left on the vine up to until November and stored in a frost free well ventilated place for up to 6 months.