Half hardy Annual
Description – A very popular variety, early to mature, compact and heavy yielding. The attractive fruits of Marrow Green Bush can be cut at 10-15cm (4-6in) as courgettes or left to mature as marrows. Excellent eaten lightly cooked, freshly picked or suitable for autumn storage.
Sowing – Sow seeds singly in mid spring 1cm (1/2in) deep in 7.5cm (3in) pots of moist compost. Germination usually takes 7-10 days at 21-24C (70-75F).
Growing – Gradually acclimatise the plants to outdoor conditions before planting out after all risk of frost has passed in rich moist well drained soil.
Aftercare – Keep the soil moist, water regularly especially in dry weather and give liquid feed every 14 days when the fruits start to swell.
Harvest – July to November