Multi-Coloured Courgette Collection

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. More
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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.

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The seedling collection contains 1 seedling each of:

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Sent out with full spacing, planting and growing instructions.

Genus Cucurbita
Group/Species pepo
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Courgette
Site Full Sun
Height 90cm (35in)
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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Multi-Coloured Courgette Collection reviews

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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!