Organic Crown Prince squash
Luscious Crown Prince squash – blue-grey skinned, with dense, sweetly flavourful orange flesh. A great all-rounder.
Luscious organic Crown Prince squash. Blue-grey skinned with dense orange flesh, this variety is a favourite with cooks for its consistent flavour and all-rounder qualities. You can’t go wrong, whether you want chunks roasted to caramelised sweetness, buttery mash, or a slow-simmered, toothsome addition to a stew or curry.
Country of originProduced in
- The UK
Toss the seeds with a little oil and salt and roast for 10 mins for a crisp, golden snack or garnish
How to prepare
Roasted squash is good as a starter, drizzled with yoghurt and chilli oil; as a side, mashed with nutmeg, salt and butter; tossed in hearty salads; or stirred into risotto just before the rice is cooked.
The dense flesh of Crown Prince holds its shape beautifully when cooked, making it a good candidate for using as a pie filling. It goes well with spinach and tangy goat’s cheese.
Squash like to be kept dry and warm, at room temperature. A kitchen shelf or windowsill is ideal; the hard-skinned crown prince can live there happily as a rustic autumn display for up to 12 months before cooking. Once cut, keep the remainder in the fridge and use within a week.
Grown by Clive Martin, March, Cambridgeshire
Clive Martin grows organic rhubarb, asparagus and more on Bedlam Farm in the Fenland area of Cambridgeshire, known for its rich, peaty soils.
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