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To look wonderful in the garden and on the plate. If you grow your own courgettes you can pick them small and squeaky fresh and eat the flowers too. They look fantastic clambering over fences, frames and sheds.

The seed collection contains 1 seed packet each of:

The seedling collection contains 1 seedling each of:

The 9cm pot collection contains 1 plant each of:

Sent out with full spacing, planting and growing instructions.

Common Name Courgette, Summer Squash
Border Position Kitchen Garden
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
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, sow two or three seeds 2.5cm (1in) deep and cover with cloches or jars; leave in place for at least two weeks after seedlings appear. Thin seedlings to leave the strongest one. Indoor-raised seedlings will require potting on into 9cm (3.5in) pots to grow on before planting outside, after the last frosts. Gradually acclimatise seedlings to outside conditions for two weeks by leaving them outside during the day in a bright, sunny spot and bringing them back in, or covering with horticultural fleece in the evening. Prepare the planting area two weeks prior to planting (or sowing). Make a hole about a spade’s depth and width and fill with a mixture of compost or well-rotted manure and soil. Sprinkle a general fertiliser, such as Comfrey Pellets or Organic GroChar Fertiliser, over the soil. Plant one plant in each planting pocket spaced 90cm (2ft 11in) apart. Courgettes also work well in growbags or containers, minimum 45cm (18in) diameter. Allow one plant per container or two per growbag. These will need regular watering as they mature.
Care Tips Water once a week, taking care not to wet the leaves, and feed every fortnight with a high potash liquid fertiliser, such as Organic Tomato Fertiliser with Seaweed, once the first fruits start to swell. Courgettes should be ready to start picking eight weeks from sowing. Powdery mildew can be a problem during hot, dry spells, the only remedy is to keep the soil moist and move plants to a cooler location if possible. Cool weather early in the summer can cause inadequate pollination meaning fruits fail to appear but this is usually a temporary problem and once the weather starts to improve, so will pollination and the plant will correct itself.
Storing Best fresh, but can be stored a few days in the fridge.
Harvesting Late June to October. Start picking as soon as fruits are 7cm long. You can pick the flowers before this.
Cooking Notes Delicious raw or cooked, these multicoloured courgettes are lovely thinly sliced in salads. The flowers are edible when cooked, and delicious stuffed with mediterranean flavours.
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  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice & Videos
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Stuffed courgette flowers with honey recipe

Stuffed courgette flowers are the perfect starter for a dinner party, and great to make if you grow courgettes in your garden.

Crisp courgette wedges recipe

These crunchy courgettes in an anchovy crust are wonderful dipped into anchovy mayonnaise.

Stuffed courgette flowers with goat's cheese

Sarah shows you how to make stuffed courgette flowers, from plot to plate.

Courgette and lemon salad recipe

 A simple and delicious recipe for raw courgette salad - perfect for warm summer evenings with family & friends.

Courgette risotto with tarragon recipe

 A perfect summer recipe to enjoy with multi-coloured courgettes that you've grown yourself - this courgette risotto sings of sunshine.


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Seeds Delivery - When in stock, please allow 2-3 days for despatch.

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Courgette Collection reviews

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Reviewed 23rd April 2020 by Joy

All seeds I planted have sprouted so I’m going to be able to give some good plants away to neighbours this year

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Reviewed 21st April 2020 by Katharine

I have planted some in a little poly tunnel on my veg plot and they're sprouting already! I've given one pack each to two friends who couldn't get any seed at all - so I'm so pleased I was able to order the 3 packs - although I only needed the one.

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Reviewed 19th April 2020 by Valerie

Healthy plants which survived the rain and storms when first planted out. Cropping well and the courgettes have a good flavour. I particularly like the Romanesco variety

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Reviewed 6th August 2019 by Nicola

The seedlings arrived in a plastic container, a bit straggly but planted out into pots and left in greenhouse until ready for the veg patch.
Despite my usual TLC, the performance has been very poor with the number of failed courgettes far exceeding the number I have been able to pick for use. I shall go back to planting from seed again next year. For me, this experiment has not worked. Disappointed.

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Reviewed 5th August 2019 by Mrs Dyson

They came up but didn't survive planting out too delicate, ended up with resowing ordinary green courgette not provided by SR which were fine

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Valerie

Healthy plants which survived the rain and storms when first planted out. Cropping well and the courgettes have a good flavour. I particularly like the Romanesco variety

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Miss Taylor

Very slow to establish, probably due to cold weather, but doing well now.

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Gillian

Not yet productive - lots of false flowers, the courgettes that are appearing are delicious

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Jocelyn

We were delighted with our plants; good size and healthy. They came a little earlier than we anticipated, so we had to keep them in the garden room for some weeks.
We have recommended your plants to others.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Magdalen

Plants arrived strong and healthy. Think I planted one out too early and it didn't produce. The other two were fine in greenhouse and the yellow was great.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by V Jones

I was very disappointed with this purchase - I had a replacement set of 3 jumbo seedlings( which were despatched to me very quickly) because one variety( Romanesco) had a broken root stem . However the replacement seedlings seemed to take a long time to grow and develop and over a few weeks I lost them all- they seemed to all have very weak root systems that I could not improve -very few weak courgettes that dropped off.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Mr Collingwood

Poor, they have died off. Arrived limp and never recoved

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Paul

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Roger

Sadly the courgette plants were affected by frost - which had nothing to do with the seller.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Mrs Barry

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Kathryn

One plant is doing great, the others are unproductive. Feels like a waste of money.

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Reviewed 24th April 2019 by Mr Collingwood

Poor, they have died off. Arrived limp and never recoved

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Reviewed 24th November 2018 by Nicole

Excellent plants, yellow out perform others, having lots of crop.

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Reviewed 23rd November 2018 by Gayle

Goodness they just grew and grew and grew!

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Kate

2 were fabulous but the yellow ones not as good.

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Julia

I have only a courtyard. The plants were planted in large pots and although they had beautiful leaves, they did not produce many courgettes and a lot rotted from the end.

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Reviewed 7th November 2018 by Anita

Interestingly not very good this year . Last year we had prolific crops but this year far frerband we watered carefully.

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Reviewed 7th November 2018 by Sarah

I ordered 3 seedlings, 1 each of 3 varieties. One had clearly been left to grow in the plurality for too long; looked like a mutant giant two leaved seedling. It failed. The other two turned out to be the same variety when they fruited - both yellow. Not what I ordered or how they were labelled.

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Lynne

The yellow courgette produced one very small inedible fruit. The "ribbed" courgette was very adequate and the other pale green courgette produced about 6 fruits in all. I have been growing courgettes for years and never had an experience like this. I potted them up straightaway then transferred to greenhouse then well cultivated garden plot in full sunshine. Disappointing.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for leaving your review. We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your Courgettes and have refunded you for them."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 9th October 2018 by Hazel

first class seedlings which arrived in really good condition. The cucumbers are still producing in mid October in a poly tunnel!

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Reviewed 26th September 2018 by Alice

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Reviewed 22nd September 2018 by Elizabeth

Two grew very well and are still producing tho much more slowly, but one simply failed to thrive.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Georgina

One of them didn’t produce a good crop

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Marylyn

Always good service and the plants are always excellent.
Got a good crop,so many in fact gave some to my neighbours.

Great success

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Reviewed 23rd February 2018 by Petra

The seeds germinated well and I grew them in pots. I collected them while small and tender which were lovely to eat and just enough to cope to consume. The collection provided the variety which looks great on a plate.

Lots of beautiful courgettes for four months...

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Reviewed 20th February 2018 by Sarah Jones

I soaked these before sowing and put them in a warm room until they germinated which they all did nicely. I then kept the seedlings inside in a cool, light place until they formed healthy young plants and it was warm enough to plant them out.

We had the first courgettes in July (not bad for an elevated part of Derbyshire) and they kept coming until October! So beautiful and delicate compared to shop bought ones especially if you pick them small. We had a lot in risotto and shallow fried a few tempura style with the flowers stuffed with cheese and olives. So good!