Organic Courgette ‘Cocozelle’


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Courgette ‘Cocozelle’ is a beautiful, striped courgette often seen on traditional mediterranean markets.

Cocozelle is one of the tastiest courgettes going and is really starting to make a name for itself here in the UK!

Sow the seeds in 8cm pots at around 20°c in mid to late spring. Alternatively you can direct sow after the risk of frost has passed. Plant out at around 90cm apart.

Seed Story

Courgettes, also known as zucchini, are summer squashes that are best harvested young when their rinds are tender.

Courgettes were developed in Milan, Italy and are not very old. The first mention of them was only in 1901!

They are descendants of the squashes found in the Americas which were brought back to Europe by Christopher Columbus.

Botanically courgettes are actually a fruit but they are treated as a vegetable.

They are popular the world over although initially the French rejected the vegetable as being too bland but they since changed their minds after the introduction of the famous Ratatouille from Provence!

Did you know 1 courgette contains more potassium than 1 medium sized banana?!