Courgette Seeds

Growing Suggestions
Sow courgette seeds in pots indoors from April and plant out in May; or sow directly in the soil in early-mid May. The plants are very cold sensitive so cover them with fleece if there is a danger of frost. For an extended harvest do two sowings, one in April and one early June. Squashes are hungry and benefit from a good dose of manure or compost added to the soil before planting.

Courgette growing calendar
Crop History
Courgettes are a member of the species Cucurbita pepo which was one of the first crop species to be domesticated; seeds have been found in Mexico which date back 10,000 years! They spread very quickly due to their ability to grow in many different climates. Courgettes are immature fruits and if left on the plant they will get huge and contain many seeds.

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  • Courgette – Black Beauty (Organic)

    £2.95

    Courgette – Black Beauty (Organic)

    A vigorous and prolific courgette producing dark green, glossy fruits over a long period. A classic dark-green summer squash with creamy white flesh. Best picked young when no longer than 25cm. The plants have an open growth habit which makes it easy to pick the fruit, and they won’t stop coming! Try battering and frying the male courgette flowers for a gourmet addition to a summer meal.
    (Approximate seed count – 17)

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  • Courgette - Cocozelle

    Courgette – Cocozelle (Ecologically produced)

    £2.10

    Courgette – Cocozelle (Ecologically produced)

    Very productive courgette producing dark and light green stripy fruit over a long period. We have grown this traditional Italian variety of courgette for many years, it has become a staple part of our summer diets. It is a prolific producer of good looking and great tasting fruits. It has a bush-type growth habit making it suitable for smaller plots of even container growing.
    (Approximate seed count – 20)

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  • Courgette - Gold Rush

    Courgette – Gold Rush (Organic)

    £2.95

    Courgette – Gold Rush (Organic)

    Bright yellow golden fruits on vigourous plants. Bored of green courgettes? Try Gold Rush with its bright yellow fruits with delicious and excellent textured flesh. Easy to harvest and best when picked young and no longer than 25cm. We like them stuffed or raw in a salad with tamari and sesame oil.
    (Approximate seed count – 15)

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    Courgette – Mutabile (Ecologically produced)

    £2.25

    Courgette – Mutabile (Ecologically produced)

    Very productive throughout the season with dark green fruits on plants with an open growth habit for easy-picking. The powdery mildew resistant plants stay healthy for a very long time which leads to a consistently high yield and excellent fruit quality. The beautiful dark green courgettes are easy to pick due to the open plant structure and almost total lack of thorns. We think this is as good as or even better than many of the hybrid ones you can get as it keeps producing into late summer after the others have faded out. We are very pleased to offer this variety in our catalogue and think it might be a new favourite classic courgette for home gardeners and market growers alike!
    (Approximate seed count – 20)

    £2.25
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  • Cougette - Tondo di Nizza

    Courgette – Tondo di Nizza (Organic)

    £2.95

    Courgette – Tondo di Nizza (Organic)

    A round pale green courgette with a delicate skin and fine flavour. If you are looking for something a little bit different in your courgette patch, Tondo di Nizza would be a good choice. It is an Italian heritage variety that provides you with an abundant crop of round courgettes. Best harvested when approximately 10cm in diameter, just before the skin darkens in colour.
    (Approximate seed count – 19)

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