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  • courgette /  Cucurbita pepo 'Romanesco'
  • Eventual height: 0.6m
  • Eventual spread: 0.4m

courgette 'Romanesco'

courgette / Cucurbita pepo 'Romanesco'

RHS award of garden merit
approx 45 seeds £2.89
approx 45 seeds £2.89
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: humus-rich, moisture retentive soil
  • Rate of growth: fast
  • Hardiness: tender

    Small to medium sized, lightly ridged courgettes from Rome. The bushes produces a large number good quality fruits with a nutty flavour and are highly recommended. The flowers can be eaten too - but make sure you remove the pistols first. Try them dipped in batter and then fried.

  • Growing Instructions
    Sow indoors - Feb to May for earlier crops and plant out April to August
    Sow outside - March to July when the air temperature is above 18°C
    Sow 2cm deep - it is important to lay the seed vertically as if it is laid flat it may rot before germinating
    Liquid feed once a week with a dilute tomato feed once cutting has started.

    Harvest: June to October.

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