Cucurbita pepo 'Firenze'
Courgette - F1 Hybrid 'Firenze'
Cucurbita pepo Courgette 'Firenze' is easy to grow and very prolific and cost effective for the space each plant takes up. Courgette Firenze produces high yields of small, slender courgettes throughout summer if picked regularly. Perfect for growing in a bucket sized container on a sunny patio.
This variety has an RHS Award of Garden Merit.
|Awards||RHS Award of Garden Merit|
|Botanical name||Cucurbita pepo|
|Common name||Courgette - F1 Hybrid 'Firenze'|
|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 from April to June indoors, May to June outside once all risk of frost has passed. For indoor sowing: Sow seeds individually in small pots of seed sowing mix, 2mm (¾in) deep. Place pots in a propagator or seal inside a polythene bag and place at 21-25C (70-77F) until after germination. Transplant seedlings into larger pots when large enough to handle and finally plant outdoors when frost risk has passed, 60-75cm (24-30in) per plant each way.Water courgettes regularly in" 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 (4in) 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.|