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Our favourite variety of courgette for freezing and storing. Just a couple of plants will have you set for the year.
Zucchini Courgette Seeds
[90 days] The Zucchini courgette is an early-maturing variety with each plant producing a host of dark-green smooth-skinned fruits. Its slim, cylindrical shape and exceptional internal quality make it our favourite courgette for freezing. Unless you’re going for marrows, pick when young (no longer than 15cm/6in) and harvest continually to keep the plant producing.
Perfect fried in garlic butter, stuffed, shredded into zucchini patties or made into zucchini bread. And be sure to put plenty away for the winter, as this really is the perfect courgette for storing.
Can you grow Zucchini courgettes in pots? It isn't the best idea to grow Zucchini courgettes in pots, you should use growing bags and containers if you want the best vegetables possible. Planting one or two courgettes per grow bag and one per container. Courgettes tend to be thirsty plants and will need regular watering!
What are good companion vegetables for Zucchini courgettes? Zucchini courgettes and sweetcorn makes great garden companions when planted together because cornstalks give squash vines a healthy place to grow! Courgettes also do well when planted next to beans, peas, radishes and dill.
Should I soak my Zucchini courgette seeds? If you prefer to speed up the germination process you can soak your Zucchini courgette seeds for 24 hours before sowing in modular trays. You don't have to do this but many vegetable gardeners believe is improve the germination rate and shortens the length of time it takes.
- Average Germination Time
- 7 - 14 Days
- Sowing Method
- Start in Pots / Trays
- Days to Maturity
- 90 Days
- Grow in Greenhouse
- Optional for Early Crop
- Packet Seed Count
- Recommended Soil pH
Sow and Harvest Times