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gythagirl



Joined: 18 Feb 2010
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 20 9:47 am    Post subject: Squash plant sizes... Reply with quote
    

I have 2 new-to-me squash varieties this year, Vegetable Spaghetti and Crown Prince Squashkin. I can't find much info on how big they'll grow, esp the Spaghetti squash, information I need before planting them out idc! Any info would much appreciated.

Nicky Colour it green



Joined: 25 Jun 2007
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Location: Devon, uk
PostPosted: Wed May 06, 20 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

in my experience the spaghetti will climb, so if you can offer some strong support that will be useful. I have a bit of old weld mesh.
crown prince scramble along the ground. I plant them about 4 ft apart and spend a fair bit of time trying to persuade them to stay in the
veg bed.

gythagirl



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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 20 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Thanks! Looks like the empty bed in the front garden will be needed

gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 20 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Crown Prince Squashkin sounds interesting..I know CP Squash is quite a big squash and a big plant...is a Squashkin one with smaller fruit?
That would make real sense for storing .
Would you have a couple of spare seeds? And what might you swap for them?

Nicky Colour it green



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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 20 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

oh I had assumed it was just crown prince squash, they are pumpkin shaped.

gythagirl



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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 20 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I really should have looked at the seed packet before posting It's called Autumn King Squashkin...

From DT Brown's website:

"We are delighted to bring you this fascinating cross between pumpkin Crown Prince and butternut squash - a brand new type of winter squash known as a squashkin! Expect a butternut-coloured pumpkin-shaped fruit with deep orange flesh which has a unique sweet melon scent."

And yes can send a couple of seeds GZ!

dpack



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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 20 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

my idea of spacing is enough

the important thing is to make sure they have lots of feed and moisture

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