FG Zucchini Courgette Yellow



Cucurbita pepo

Prolific producer of golden yellow, cylindrical courgettes best eaten when 4-8 inches long, borne on small / medium sized bushes.  Milder and sweeter in flavour than their green cousins with pale white flesh, they retain their colour own cooked, and add fantastic variety to any meal.

Approx 20 seeds

Sow indoors, for best results, 1.5cm(½in) deep, on edge, in small pots of compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 15-20°C(60-68°F) is ideal. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 7-14 days. Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out 90cm(3ft) apart, when frosts are over. Or sow outdoors for ease, where they are to crop, 1.5cm (½in) deep directly into finely prepared soil which has already been watered. Allow 90cm(3ft) between sowing positions. Sow two seeds on edge per position. Early sowings benefit from protection (such as a frost fabric). Thin to leave the stronger plants. Water well until plants are established.