One of the easiest, and,perhaps one of the fastest-growing of garden vegetables. In recent years plant breeders have concentrated on producing new varieties which are particularly ideal for gathering young as courgettes.
‘Long Green’ ‘Trailing’ ‘Green Bush’ Large and cylindrical with pale stripes. A good all-rounder – striped green marrow.
‘Zucchini’ Gold Rush’ Dark green fruits produced in profusion. Yellow variety.
Site and Soil
Select an open, sunnyand dig in some well-rotted manure or . The practice of growing on compost or manure heaps can encourage excessive growth at the expense of fruits.
Sowin a glasshouse in April in 7.5 cm (3 inch) or in peat blocks. This helps the plants develop rapidly as none of the are damaged at planting. Sow the 25 mm (1 inch) deep and keep the temperature at 15°C (60&F). Transplant to the cropping site in June.
can be sown outdoors in late May. Sow 3 seeds/site and thin to leave the strongest one once germination and emergence has taken place.
Keep the plants well-watered and hoe between them to control weeds. These plants produce male and female, and cross- by hand will increase cropping. Pinch out the growing point of trailing marrows when they are 60 cm long.
Pests and Diseases
Pests includeand red spider mite. Diseases include grey mould and powdery .