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Courgette 'Romanesco'

A wonderful courgette with excellent flavour and characteristic ribs all down the fruit.
1

20 seeds

3 seedlings

5 super plugs (510419-SP05)

3 x 9cm pots

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Edible Crop
Position
Kitchen Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Height
60cm (24in)
Group/Species
pepo
Common name
Courgette, Zucchini
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
90cm (36in)
Cultivation
Sow under cover from late March. Sow seed on edge (not flat) 2-3cm deep in individual pots. Harden off and plant after last frosts, spacing 90cm apart in each direction. Can sow direct from May, two or three seeds per station, thinned to one.

Description

A wonderful courgette with distinctive ribbed stems. It has excellent flavour and texture, never turning watery, even when quite large.

Pick it small and whole, and the flavour is reminiscent of globe artichoke hearts. Its flowers are huge too - ideal for stuffing and dipping into tempura batter.

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.

Please note, illustrated packets are being introduced gradually over the coming months, availability may vary.

Care Tips

Water regularly and feed with tomato feed. Powdery mildew can be a problem during hot, dry spells, the only remedy is to keep the soil moist.