Courgette – Black Beauty (Organic)

£2.50£3.50

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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When to sow: April – May

Spacing: 1 x 0.6m

Courgette tips: Sow in pots indoors from April and plant out in May; or sow direct in May. Courgettes are very cold sensitive, so cover the plants with fleece if there is a danger of frost.
For an extended harvest do two sowings, one in April and one in early June.
Courgettes are hungry and benefit from a good dose of manure or compost added to the soil before planting.