Courgette Defender F1

Item Number: 11808
  • Description
  • RHS Award 

    Heavy yielding variety which is resistant to Cucumber Mosaic Virus. Deep green fruits are produced all summer long if cropped regularly. Bush habit.

    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!


  • Pack size: 10 Seeds
  • Qty

    £ 2.15

When to sow

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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. "


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


Regular picking produces a crop over many months. Pick fruits when young to maintain a long cropping period.


A good source of vitamins A, C and E