Courgette Best of British F1 Seeds
Extremely high quality fruit on spine free plants. An open plant habit helps to prevent mildew. Excellent source of vitamin C.
Courgettes are hugely versatile and easy to grow. They need regular watering and regular picking, for good crops, some courgettes can be grown successfully in pots on the patio.
Planting & Harvesting
Sow & Grow
Sow indoors for surest results, 1.5cm (1/2”) deep, on edge, in small pots of compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 15-20°C (60-68°F) is ideal.
Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 7-14 days. Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out 60cm (2’) apart, when frosts are over.
Or sow outdoors for ease, where they are to crop, 1.5cm (1/2”) deep directly into finely prepared soil which has already been watered. Allow 60cm (2’) between sowing positions. Sow two seeds on edge per position. Early sowings benefit from cloche protection. Thin to leave the stronger plant. Water well until plants are established. Cut the courgettes when they are about 15cm (6”) long or leave to mature as marrows.
Hint's & Tips
Show judges look for blemish free fruits, approx. 15cm long and 35cm in diameter, a uniform shape and colour.
When harvesting please discard any bitter tasting fruits. We suggest carrying out a ‘tongue tip taste test’, particularly when harvesting the first fruits from a new plant.