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Courgette 'Soleil' F1

A highly productive variety with an excellent flavour. Good raw or cooked.
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8 seeds

3 seedlings (510964-3)

5 seedlings

5 super plugs (510964-SP05)

3 x 9cm pots

Delivery:

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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
Size
8 seeds
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 highly productive variety with an excellent flavour. Good raw or cooked. The skin is slightly thicker than on the other colour varieties, so eat these small, or leave them to grow on to small marrow size. They will then store in a harvest festival arrangement in a shallow bowl through most of the winter and look marvellous.

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.