Courgette Eight Ball F1 Vegetable Seeds

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8 Seeds
Cucurbita pepo
Item Code: 10964
Awarded the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit

Details

Details

This compact bush variety doesn't sprawl like some courgettes and so does very well in a large pot filled with rich organic matter. Delicious, rich green round fruits have an excellent flavour and texture. Best harvested when around the size of a pool/snooker ball – hence the name.

✔ Compact bush type
✔ Excellent flavour and texture
✔ Harvest when the size of a pool/snooker ball
✔ Flowers are edible

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Planting & Harvesting

Sow & Grow

Sow indoors for surest results, March-May, 1.5cm (½in) deep, on edge, in small pots of compost. Water well and place in a warm position; 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 (2in) apart, into fertile, well-drained soil, during May-June when frosts are over.

Or sow outdoors in May where they are to crop, 1.5cm (½in) deep, directly into finely-prepared, fertile, well-drained soil, which has already been watered. Allow 60cm (2ft) 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.
Harvest: July-October.

Hint's & Tips

Round courgettes are very popular, their shape makes them an ideal variety for stuffing. Smaller fruits can be steamed whole.

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.