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Squash 'Autumn Crown' (Winter)

Cucurbita, Butternut Squash

Half-hardy Annual

New from British breeding, an easy-to-grow, early-maturing variety, well suited to our summers. The flattened round-shaped fruits combine the attractive skin colour of a Butternut with the shape of Crown Prince. An average of 5 fruits per plant, each weighing 1.5kgs (approx 3lbs) develop on semi trailing vines. Fruits have a rich orange flesh with a 'melon aroma', and a small seed cavity. Stores well.

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Ideal For:
kitchen garden
Flowering Period:
June, July, August
Sowing Months:
May, June
full sun
    • 1 packet (10 squash seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
    • £1.99 £0.99

Sow May to June. Sow seed 2cm (0.75in) deep in 7.5cm (3in) pots of good seed compost at 21-25C (70-77F). Place in a propagator or seal container in a polythene bag until after germination which takes 7-10 days. Can also be sown direct outdoors once the soil has warmed. Do not sow in cold soils. Sow 2 seeds every 90cm (36in) and thin out to the best seedling. Ideally grow under cloches until the plant is established.

Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for a few days before planting out after all risk of frost has passed, 90cm (36in) apart each way.

Keep well watered throughout the season. Feed and mulch regularly.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

  1. All boys!

    By Mary Andrews 06-10-2015

    I had the opposite problem! Vigorous plants with loads of leaf and male flowers swamping the garden. I cut them back and the stress might have encouraged them to fruit because a few females then started to develop ; 1 fruit off one plant and 4 off the other. Haven't tasted them yet though!


    Thank you very much for your review. I am glad that you have been happy with your purchase, although I am sorry if you did not receive the results as expected. If there is anything we can help with at all, you are welcome to contact our Customer Care Team at

  2. Disappointing

    By P GH 01-10-2015

    My six plants all grew nice and big and healthy. Lots of female flowers with embryo fruits behind them. Sadly not one single one of the male flowers opened at all - all year. Hence not even one fruit. Very diappointing. Am not sure if this is because I live in NW England (less sunny) or if it was the fault of the very very poor 2015 summer we had up here ... or if this squash variety is to blame. I do notice that no other reviews appear here. So ... I'll be very suprised if the T&M censors allow my review to appear either! Will try a different variety next year (possibly Autumn Prince - as it sounds more reliable).


    Thank you for your review. I am sorry to learn of your disappointment with your purchase. If you would like to contact our Customer Care Department at, one of our agents will be more than happy to look in to this further for you.

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