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Courgette
Opal
Courgette Opal
Two courgettes growing on an opal variety plant
Scientific Classification
Species: Cucurbita pepo

The Opal variety courgette is a quick growing variety which is a pleasant pale green colour throughout it's maturing.

PlannerEdit

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Sowing Time (Indoors)
Sowing Time (Outdoors)
Harvest

GrowingEdit

SowingEdit

IndoorsEdit

Sow seeds individually on edge in small pots of moist seed compost 2cm (1in) deep. Place in warmth 15-18°C (60-65°F). As seedlings develop, grow on under cool, light conditions, but not in bright sun.

OutdoorsEdit

Water sowing positions, then sow two or three seeds close together in a group 2cm (1in) deep. Allow 90cm (36in) between groups. After germination, leave only the strongest seedling in each group.

TransplantingEdit

Gradually accustom young plants to conditions outside for 2-3 weeks before planting out to their final positions when danger of frost has passed. Allow about 90cm (36in) between plants.

AftercareEdit

Water frequently, especially during dry spells.

HarvestEdit

Cut fruits when about 10-15cm (4-6in) long. Regular harvesting prolongs the cropping season. Larger fruits can be left to grow and used as marrows.

ExamplesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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Squash varieties
Courgette varieties Gold rush · Opal · Tondo di toscana · Zucchini
Marrow varieties
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Other squash varieties Acorn · Big max · Butternut · Harlequin · Honey bear · Kabocha · Pattypan · Pink banana · Spaghetti squash · Sugar pie · Uchiki kuri · Yellow scallop

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