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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 a compact plant that can be grown in a large container or grow bags. Your courgettes will need about an inch of water a week, whether natural or within a routine. Mulch your soil beds before your plant gets bigger to eliminate chances of weed and to help retain moisture during the warm weather.
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? Your courgettes can be affected by some diseases and pests like beetles, squash bigs and vine borers that will feed on your roots and leaves during growth. Powdery mildew can affect the leaves of the plants during warm summers. They won't kill your plants however it will effect your fruits as they grow.
Custard White Details
- Average 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