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Courgette Defender F1

AIT00432
Courgette Defender F1

Thompson and Morgan

Courgette Defender F1

AIT00432
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Courgette Defender F1
Product Description

Courgette Defender F1

Courgette Defender F1 Hybrid. This customer favourite crops early, offering a long picking season and yields almost twice that of other varieties. Courgette ‘Defender’ has an open habit which lets you easily see and pick the heavy, solid mid-green courgettes. This RHS AGM variety also has excellent resistance to Cucumber Mosaic Virus.

Height: 45cm (18″). Spread: 90cm (36″).

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible.

Sow
April – June

Harvest
July – October

How to sow
Sow courgette seed indoors from April to May for transplanting later on, or direct sow outdoors from late May to June. Prepare the soil in early spring by adding plenty of well rotted farmyard manure to improve its structure and fertility.

Indoors, sow seed at a depth of 2cm (¾”) in 7.5cm (3″) pots of free-draining, seed sowing compost. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a plastic bag at a temperature of 20-25C (68-77F) until germination which takes 5-7 days. Do not exclude light, as this helps germination. Once germinated, grow courgettes on in cooler conditions until all risk of frost has passed and courgette plants are large enough to be transplanted. Gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 – 10 days before planting courgettes outdoors in rich fertile, well drained soil in full sun at a distance of 90cm (36″) apart. Cover with a protective netting or fleece to prevent attack from birds and insects. When growing courgettes, a thick mulch of organic matter spread around the plants will help to conserve moisture at the roots.

Alternatively direct sow courgettes outdoors at a depth of 2cm (¾”) and a distance of 90cm (36″) apart. Sow 2 seeds per hole and thin out the weakest seedling per station after germination.

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