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Cream white flat squash scalloped edge looks a bit like a pie. Fine taste. Best enjoyed fresh due to its short storage life (max 2 weeks)
Custard White Courgette Seeds
[70 Days] An old heirloom variety of courgette. A heavy cropper that produces flat white fruit, grown for the summer. Despite the large quantity of fruit, this plant produces it's best enjoyed fresh from harvest as unlike other squash the shelf life is limited to 10-14 days (2 weeks) maximum.
Best harvested once the patty pan has turned completely white - pale white/green it still needs longer on the vine and is one of the most common mistakes harvestings when under-ripe!
Can you grow Custard White in containers? Yes! Custard White courgettes are compact plants that can be grown in large containers or grow bags. Your courgettes will need about an inch of water a week, whether natural or within a routine.
How do you know your Custard White courgettes are ready for harvest? Custard White courgettes can grow to around 5 inches when they will be at their ripest. You can however harvest when they grow to around 2 to 3 inches wide, enabling for a longer growing season.
What are common problems when growing Custard White? There is a very small harvest window, as soon as the plants turn white you need to harvest and enjoy them, they are very poor for storage.
Custard White Details
- Germination Time
- 7 - 10 Days
- Sowing Method
- Start in Pots / Trays
- Grow in Greenhouse
- Optional for Early Crop
- Packet Seed Count
Sow and Harvest Times