Organic Courgette, Gold Rush (Yellow)
Courgette, Gold Rush: Cucurbita pepo var. cylindrica
- Yellow-skinned courgette with excellent texture and taste.
- Fast growing, non training bush variety ideal for smaller spaces.
- Sow from April (indoors), May (outdoors).
- Harvest: July - October.
Courgette is French for small squash or marrow and that is exactly what they are, tender skinned marrows harvested young. They are technically a fruit as the part we eat is the ripened ovary of the flower in the same way as tomatoes and peppers and courgettes are also closely related to cucumber, pumpkins and squashes. The flowers can be stuffed, sautéed, baked or used in soups.
Gold Rush is an open-pollinated, yellow-skinned, cylindrical courgette with excellent texture and taste. It is fast growing and productive. A non training bush variety, the compact plants yield prolifically and are ideal for smaller gardens or pots.
Sow: April (indoors), May (Outdoors). Sow in good organic seed compost at a temperature of 18-20°C. Pot on when the first true leaves appear and harden off allowing 60cm spacing.
Grow: Prefers a sunny spot with very fertile soil. Water heavily, avoiding the leaves. Feed every 2 weeks with potash tomato liquid fertiliser.
Harvest: July to October. Regular picking will encourage a longer cropping period.