Cucurbita pepo 'Tricolour'
Courgette - F1 Hybrid 'Tricolour'
Cucurbita pepo Courgette 'Tricolour' is a unique mix of three F1 Hybrid varieties. Each plant producing in abundance, throughout the summer, flavoursome, shiny, round shaped courgettes of either pale green, dark green or bright yellow on vigorous bushy plants. Delicious eaten raw, stuffed or boiled.
|Berry colour||Yellow, Green, Variegated/Patterned|
|Botanical name||Cucurbita pepo|
|Common name||Courgette - F1 Hybrid 'Tricolour'|
|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 April to May under glass to transplant outdoors or sow mid-May to early June outdoors. Sow seed 2cm (¾in) deep in 7.5cm (3in) pots of good seed compost. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a polythene bag and place at 21-25C (70-77F) until germination, which takes 5 to 7 days. Can also be sown direct outdoors once the soil has warmed and all risk of frost has passed, 2.5cm (1in) deep at 75cm (3in) apart, in rows 75cm (3in) apart. Gradually acclimatise plants to outdoor conditions for a few days before planting out once frost risk has passed, allowing 75cm (3in) apart each way. Feed with potash fertiliser once fruiting commences. Water and pick fruits regularly.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.|