Courgette 'Bianca di Trieste'

The pale ivory-green equivalent to 'Defender' so a very healthy, quick growing, tasty and productive variety of courgette. More
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Courgette 'Bianca di Trieste' is the pale ivory-green equivalent to 'Defender' so a very healthy, quick growing, tasty and productive variety, which looks lovely mixed up with the other two colours on a plate. It is known for producing lots of flowers, good for stuffing.

Do at least two sowings of courgettes, splitting your packets, so that you have fruit to pick for 3-4 months at a stretch. Sow two or three different colours so they look good in the garden and on the plate.

Genus Cucurbita pepo
Variety Bianca di Trieste
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Courgette, Summer Squash
Soil Type Fertile
Site Full Sun
Height 90cm (36in)
Spacing 90cm (36in) apart in each direction when the plants have 5-6 leaves
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Soak seed overnight and sow under cover from late March- April. Push seed, on its side (to prevent it rotting), 2-3cm deep into a 9cm pot of compost. Can be sown direct after last frosts, from May to June.
Care Tips Feed well with plenty of organic matter. Pick fruit regularly to prolong the harvest. Need rich, well-manured ground.
Harvesting Mid June-September. Start picking as soon as fruits are 7cm long. You can pick the flowers before this.
Cooking Notes Bianca is a delicious variety for eating raw in salads when small, and perfect to add to a multi-coloured dish like Sarah's courgette risotto or to make a delicate courgette souffle. If they grow to marrow size, make jam, chutney or soups.
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  • Flowers/Harvest
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Reviewed 17th January 2016 by Anna Longley

A really delicious courgette, even my husband enjoyed them and he doesn't really like courgette.
I think that you might need to re-sow them throughout the season as they did not repeat flower in quite the same prolific way that most courgettes do, but maybe this is a blessing!!