Tondo di piacenza courgette seed by Mr. Fothergill’s. Novel fruits excellent flavour. Spherical, dark green glossy fruits with a firm texture and good flavour. The plants are large and very prolific. Round courgettes are very popular in Italy as they are often cooked and stuffed with meat or aubergines and tomatoes.
Useful Information: Awarded the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit; Veg Explorer – varieties from around the world; Vitamin C; Suitable for contained gardens
Sow and Grow: Sow indoors for surest results, March-May, 1.5 cm (1/2-inch) deep, on edge, in small pots of compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 15-20 degree C (60-68 degree F) is ideal. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 7-14 days. Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out 60 cm (2-feet) apart, into fertile, well-drained soil, during May-June when frosts are over. Or sow outdoors, April-May for ease, where they are to crop, 1.5 cm (1/2-inch) deep, directly into finely-prepared, fertile, well-drained soil, which has already been watered. Allow 60 cm (2-feet) between sowing positions. Sow two seeds on edge per position. Early sowings benefit from cloche protection. Thin to leave the stronger plant. Water well until plants are established. Harvest: July-October.
Hints and Tips: Round courgettes are very popular in Italy. Their shape makes them an ideal variety for stuffing. Smaller fruits can be steamed whole.
1x 20 Seeds Pack