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Courgette Atena Polka

Description

Courgette seeds - Atena Polka F1 is a lovely golden skinned fruit for something a little different on your plate, but without losing the same delicious flavour of green varieties.

The courgette is probably the most popular form of all the marrow family. Picked young it can be used in a host of delicious dishes; fried with garlic butter or stuffed!

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. For more information please click here.

 

Product Part Number: 11814

Pack Size: 10 Seeds

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Price (Inc. VAT): £2.15

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When to sow
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  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

WHEN TO SOW

April to may indoors mid-May to June outdoors

Where to Sow

Sow seed on edge 1.5cm (1/2"") deep to prevent rotting in pots or trays during April to May 2.5cm (1"") apart under glass at 20°C (68°F) using good quality seed sowing compost. Sow outdoors mid-May to June direct into growing site 1.5cm (1/2"") deep 2 to 3 seeds in each position 60cm (24"") apart.

What to do next

Greenhouse sowings should be gradually hardened off once they have developed the first pair of rough leaves and transplanted to growing site in late-May to early-June 60cm (24"") apart. Outdoor sowings should be thinned to one plant per station.

HARVEST

July to October when fruits are approximately 10-15cm (4-6") long.

HANDY TIP

Silvery blotches on the leaves of F1 hybrid plants is not a sign of disease but the natural leaf colouring.

NUTRITIONAL VALUES

Excellent source of vitamins A, C and E
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