MARROWS & ZUCCHINI (Summer Squash)VEGETABLE SEEDS
(Cucurbita pepo melopepo unless noted otherwise). Sow 2 or 3 seeds 2 or 3 cm deep, every metre thinning to strongest after germination. Sow directly where to mature to avoid serious setbacks. Pick every few days to avoid oversized fruit (for zucchini/button squash) Sow October to January (cold), September to January (warm) and July to March in tropics. 7-12 s/g
High quality button squash capable of tremendous yields. Fruit gold, often with a green end spot. Tasty and popular.
Prolific open pollinated variety with spherical fruit best picked at 10-12 cm across. Tasty.
Six seeds each (separately labelled), of five Summer Squash and Zucchini. Varieties are Blackjack, Gold buttons, Round Robin, Goldfinger and Lebanese.
1600: Black Beauty Hyb. (new!)
Dark green glossy fruit on compact plants. Heavy crops. Expect the first fruit in around 50 days.
The most prolific and popular cultivar with uniform dark green fruit. Best picked at 20 cm.
This distinctive Italian variety has speckled fruit with prominent pale ribs. Renowned for its flavour. Packets Only.
A golden zucchini that is productive and attractive. Expect fruit 6 weeks after germination. Pick at 16 cm.
A very heavy yielding type with a sweet nutty flavour. Popular for its very early maturity and its light greenish/grey fruit. Pick at 10 cm.
Small round tennis ball size fruit that can be eaten young , or allowed to become fully ripe. Fruit green turning yellow on maturity. A South African favourite. Can be picked around 55 days immature or 80 days for mature fruit. Packets only.
The Marrow like fruit produces long spaghetti like strands when cut which makes an excellent low calorie spaghetti substitute. Packets only.