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Zucchini Romanesco - Mr. Fothergill's Seeds

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Cucurbita pepo

  • Vitamin A, B, C, and K
  • Early Maturing
  • Creamy and Sweet
  • Heavy Crops of attractive tender striped fruits
  • Improved disease resistance. 
  • Blooms are edible

One of the best for flavour

Attractive unusual raised ridges run along the fruits. Italian favourite, distinct robust flavour.

Zucchinis are hugely versatile and easy to grow. They need regular watering and picking for good crops. Some zucchinis can be grown successfully in pots on the patio

Approx. 15 seeds

Sow indoors for surest results, March-May, 1.5cm (½") deep, on edge, in small pots of compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 15-20°C (60-68°F) is ideal. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 7-14 days. Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out 60cm (2') apart, into fertile, well-drained soil, during May-June when frosts are over.

Sow outdoors, April-May for ease, where they are to crop, 1.5cm (½") deep, directly into finely-prepared, fertile, well-drained soil, which has already been watered. Allow 60cm (2') between sowing positions. Sow two seeds on edge per position. Early sowings benefit from cloche protection. Thin to leave the stronger plant. Water well until plants are established. Harvest: July-October. Cut the zucchinis when they are about 15cm (6") long, or leave to mature as marrows.

Harvest when zucchinis are small and tender, 10-15cm (4-6") for best quality.

Harvest regularly to encourage plants to continue cropping through the season.

When harvesting please discard any bitter tasting fruits. We suggest carrying out a ‘tongue tip taste test’, particularly when harvesting the first fruits from a new plant.

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