Courgette 'Soleil' F1

Courgette 'Soleil' is one of the best, highly productive yellow courgettes, with an excellent flavour, good raw or cooked. More
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Courgette 'Soleil' is one of the best, highly productive yellow courgettes. This has 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.

Genus Cucurbita pepo
Variety Soleil F1
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Courgette, Summer Squash
Soil Type Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Height 45cm (18in)
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, from May to June.
Care Tips Feed well with plenty of organic matter. Pick fruit regularly to prolong the harvest.
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 Soleil is beautiful eaten raw in salads - try Sarah's delicious Courgette and Lemon Salad recipe. Or, try the flowers in risotto, the small fruit as tempura, or the large marrows in chutney.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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