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Cucurbits: Squash and Cucumbers

With dozens of cucurbit vegetable varieties to choose from, the right selection means the difference between success and disappointment. Use this guide to determine what squash and cucumbers will suit you best.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening

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Crown Prince Squash has Steel Blue Skin
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Squash <em>&lsquo;Crown Prince&rsquo;</em> F1

This trailing squash is a favorite because of its exceptionally good nutty-flavored flesh. The steely gray skin of the fruits contrasts dramatically with the orange flesh and looks attractive on the vine.

Sow: Mid-spring to late spring
Harvest: Late summer to mid-fall
Soil Preference: Well-drained soil, moist soil
Sun or Shade: Full sun



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