• Courgette Summer Holiday Vegetable Seeds

Courgette Summer Holiday Vegetable Seeds

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10 Seeds
Cucurbita pepo
Item Code: 29382

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This customer favourite variety is back! Plants produce large crops of rounded, colourful and eye-catching courgettes.

Very popular in Italy, their shape makes them ideal for stuffing, or steamed whole. Packed with great flavour and texture, they are an excellent source of vitamin C.

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Planting & Harvesting

Sow & Grow

Sow indoor: for surest results, 1.5cm(½in) 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(2ft) apart, when frosts are over.

Sow outdoors: for ease, where they are to crop, 1.5cm(½in) deep directly into finely prepared 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.

Hint's & Tips

Round courgettes are very popular in Italy, their the 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.