Italian Courgette Cocozelle Organic

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A favorite and prolific Italian Heirloom variety introduced in 1885. Producing beautiful light and dark green striped fruits on compact bush plants reliably in all but the worst UK summers.

  • Seed Count: 20

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Italian Courgette Cocozelle Organic

Italian Courgette Cocozelle Organic. A favorite and prolific Italian Heirloom variety introduced in 1885. Producing beautiful light and dark green striped fruits on compact bush plants reliably in all but the worst UK summers.  The fruit can be used as per marrows if left too long or at the end of the season. Fantastic for slicing, frying, or steaming.  Very easy to grow.  55-60 days from germination.

Cultivation Advice Italian Courgette Cocozelle Organic

  • A sunny spot protected from strong winds is essential.
  • The soil should be well drain and rich in humus, the more the better.
  • For an early start (late Mar) place a single seed edgeways 1/2inch deep in seed compost in a 3inch pot.
  • The critical part is temperature, these need at least 65F continuous soil temperature
  • (preferably more to maximise germination rates) until germinated.
  • Keep the soil moist – water copiously around the plants, not over them.
  • Keep weed free to allow air circulation.
  • Once the plants start to fruit, feed every 14 days with a tomato type fertilizer, these are greedy plants.