Courgette 'All Green Bush'

A very reliable, quick-growing, dark-skinned variety that's compact and so perfect for pots. More
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A very reliable, quick-growing, dark-skinned variety that's compact and so perfect for pots.

Genus Cucurbita
Group/Species pepo var. cylindrica
Variety All Green Bush
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Courgette / Zucchini
Border Position Back, Middle
Soil Type Fertile
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist, Moist but Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing 90cm (36in)
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.
Flowering June - September
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.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice
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Courgette 'All Green Bush' reviews

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Reviewed 8th August 2019 by Marion

I have not grown this variety before and always have a glut of courgettes but not this year! Seeds grow to nice plants but as soon as they went out into the garden they were eaten in 24 hours. I tried three times during the summer and now have no couregette plants or veg at all!

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Reviewed 6th August 2019 by Margaret

excellent plants and good cropping

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Kathy

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Sarah

Reliable. Used for years!

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Reviewed 9th June 2019 by Nicola

Fantastic service with good delivery. Plants arrived in great condition.
After planting them they are still going strong

Super reliable and delicious

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Reviewed 16th August 2018 by Sarah Jones

All of my seeds germinated and they were ready to plant out after not very long. They have grown like a dream and the courgettes have been delicious. I know this variety isn't fancy but they're really worth a go because they taste so much nicer than the supermarket ones!