Cucurbita pepo 'Dundoo'
Courgette - F1 Hybrid 'Dundoo'
Cucurbita pepo Courgette 'Dundoo' produces huge yields of glossy, dark green, cylindrical courgettes that can be harvested throughout the summer. This vigorous variety has an open bushy habit, making picking particularly easy. It also has good tolerance to powdery mildew making it a useful garden variety. Height: 45cm (18in). Spread: 90cm (35in).
|Botanical name||Cucurbita pepo|
|Common name||Courgette - F1 Hybrid 'Dundoo'|
|Plant type||Vegetable Seeds|
|Season of interest||Summer|
|Time to maturity||1 - 2 years|
|Ultimate height||0.1m - 0.5m|
|Ultimate spread||0.6m - 1m|
|Useful/additional information||Sow seeds mid April to early June, 2mm deep in 7cm pots or cells, using multi-purpose compost. Place in a propagator at 20-25C until germination which takes up to 7 days. Seeds can also be sown outdoors in warm soil from May. Tolerant to Yellow Mosaic Virus and Powdery Mildew. Plant out into rich, moist, well prepared soil once frost risk has passed, 6cm apart each way. Keep well watered and harvest regularly to ensure continuous cropping.Water courgettes regularly "š¬' do not allow the soil to dry out as this will impair their development. Hoe between plants regularly to prevent weeds from establishing. Courgettes appreciate an application of a high potash fertiliser every two weeks during the growing season. Hand pollinating courgettes is not usually required when they are grown outdoors. However, for indoor cultivation the female flowers can be fertilised by pressing a male flower against them. Begin harvesting courgettes from midsummer onwards when they are 10cm (4") long. Regular harvesting will encourage more courgettes to be produced. Culinary note: Courgette flowers are edible and can be eaten cooked or added raw to salads.|