Courgette – Defender F1

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A British bred variety “Defender F1” is one of the most popular varieties available with its  open bush habit and prolific cropping over a long period.  Excellent resistance to Cucumber Mosaic Virus. Height 18″. Spread: 36″

  • Seed Count: 10

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Courgette Defender F1

A British bred variety “Defender F1” is one of the most popular varieties available with its  open bush habit and prolific cropping over a long period.  Excellent resistance to Cucumber Mosaic Virus. Height 18″. Spread: 36″

Cultivation advice Courgette Defender F1

RHS Award of Garden Merit winner

  • A sunny spot protected from strong winds is essential.
  • The soil should be well drained 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.