Courgette in 3 Varieties

Cucurbita pepo ‘Ronde de Nice’ + ‘Eight Ball F1' + ‘One Ball F1'

Courgette in 3 Varieties

Cucurbita pepo ‘Ronde de Nice’ + ‘Eight Ball F1' + ‘One Ball F1'
Nothing’s fresher than homegrown vegetables
3 delicious new courgette varieties - round!
Perfect for stuffing. This selection consists of the following varieties: Approx. 10 seeds of 'Ronde de Nice' (pale green), 5 seeds of 'Eight Ball F1 (dark green) and 5 seeds of 'One Ball F1' (yellow). Each variety is packed separately.
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Latin name: Cucurbita pepo ‘Ronde de Nice’ + ‘Eight Ball F1' + ‘One Ball F1'
Guarantee: 100% growth and flowering guarantee
Green stayer: No
Leafs all year: No
Hardy plants: No
Self polinating: No
Edible: Yes
Scented: Not Scented
Grafted: No
Cutting flowers: No
Harvesting: July - October
Courgette seeds require no prior treatment. You could however steep the large seeds in lukewarm water for 12 hours – this encourages germination.

Courgette plants have male and female flowers. To encourage pollination it is advisable to plant and grow 2 or 3 at the same time. (Bumble) Bees will do the rest.
When all chance of frost is gone and night temps are above 15°C, preferably 18°C, the courgette plants can go outdoors, or into the greenhouse. Courgette plants prefer well fertilised, moisture retaining clay or sandy soil so choose the warmest spot in your garden. A pot on the patio would do too. Do harden them off by allowing them to acclimatise to outdoor temps. by leaving them outdoors for an hour longer every day (out of the sun). After a week of that, pot them up into larger pots – one per pot as these plants will grow pretty big. Then place the pots in a warm and sheltered position in full sun.

Courgette leaves are susceptible to mildew – remove any infected leaves. Courgette plants have a large leaf for such a stunted plant that will more or less crawl across the ground with its short main stem. Fruit that directly touches the soil can rot in wet weather so it is advisable to mulch with straw or lay black plastic around the plants with a short cane tied to the main stem to keep it off the ground. Black plastic also helps warm up the soil so the plants will grow faster.

Courgettes grow fast and give good results from a fertiliser like Bakker's fertiliser for flowering plants, or Bakker's Tomato Fertiliser. They really need it too!

Give extra water in dry periods and keep the bed weed free – pull them out instead of using a hoe, to prevent root damage to your courgettes surface roots. This will help them grow well.

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