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  • Eventual height: 1m
  • Eventual spread: 1m

marrow 'Long Green Bush 4'

marrow or Cucurbita pepo Long Green Bush 4

approx 20 seeds £2.29
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile and moist will lots of added organic matter

    Grow a record-breaker for the local show with this traditional variety, producing dark green fruits with a characteristic yellow striping and a delicious, tender flavour. The big, beefy plants have a bush habit so won't scramble out of their veg bed: harvest the fruit small, like courgettes, or allow to grow into whoppers to show off to the neighbours.

  • Growing Instructions:Sow three seeds to a 10cm pot in a greenhouse or sunny windowsill. Pot on seedlings as they grow, and once all threat of frost has passed harden off carefully and plant out into rich soil in a sunny, sheltered spot, allowing 60cm between plants. Protect from slugs and water regularly in dry spells. To ripen a marrow thoroughly, lift it up on bricks, remove any leaves shading the fruit, and turn every few days so the sun ripens the skin evenly. Once ripe it should keep for several months in a cool, dark place.

  • Sow: April-May

  • Harvest: July-September
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