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Courgette Seeds (F1 Ambassador)

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Courgette Seeds (F1 Ambassador) - Description

  • Variety: F1 Ambassador Courgette Seeds
  • Quantity: 10 Seeds
  • Early Variety
  • Produces Long, Light Green Fruits with Yellow Frickels
  • Fruits are Typically 16 - 18cm in Length
  • Resistant to Cucumber Mosaic Virus

Courgette Seeds (F1 Ambassador) - Sowing Instructions

  • Sow under cover: March to May
  • Space plants 60cm apart
  • Rows 90cm apart
  • Prefers a sunny location with a dressing of mulch preferred
  • Requires at least 13 degrees to germinate
  • Harvest: Once fruits are 10cm long
  • Courgettes like well drained humus rich soil
  • Water regularly and feed if growth appears slow
  • For best result grow in a greenhouse
  • See how to grow tab for full growing instructions

Courgette Seeds (F1 Ambassador) - Uses

  • Many uses in the kitchen
  • Becoming more & more popular

Courgette Seeds (F1 Ambassador) - Advantages

  • A high yielding variety
  • Great in the greenhouse
  • Easy to grow
  • Great quality and delicious
  • Low cost

Index

  • Sowing Instructions
  • How to Transplant
  • Crop Maintenance
  • How to Harvest
  • Storage
  • Pests & Diseases

Sowing Instructions

  • Sowing Time: Mid spring. Important that seeds are kept warm
  • Sowing Location: Indoors, under cover & grow in greenhouse
  • Sow in 9cm pots, sowing 1 seed per pot, soaking compost
  • Sow seeds 2cm deep, placing seed vertically in compost
  • Place pots in a heated propagator, setting to 21°C
  • Keep pots moist at all times

Transplant

  • Harden of your courgettes by acclimatising to the cold by leaving outside for a few hours a day
  • Transplant young seedlings into greenhouse soil
  • Space 90cm apart
  • Dig a planting hole about a foot square and fill it with compost or rotted manure
  • Create a soil mound around the base of each transplanted plant
  • Can be grown in grow bags. Grow 2 per grow bag
  • Soil: Courgettes like well drained and very fertile soil
  • Improve the soil by digging in some compost or manure
  • When preparing soil, it is recommended that you add a general fertiliser such as growmore or poultry manure

Crop Maintenance

  • Don’t over water until courgettes begin to grow
  • Once outside courgettes are easy to grow, remember to keep watered once growing
  • Adding a liquid feed will encourage further growth
  • Support by training up a bamboo cane
  • Protect from slugs

How to Harvest

  • Harvest courgettes 3 times a week to keep up production
  • Pick of courgettes when they are 10-15cm long
  • Use a sharp knife to cut off fruit, never break off with your hands

Storage

  • Courgettes should be covered and placed in the fridge for up to two days
  • To freeze courgettes slice into rounds and blanch for 2 minutes
  • Place into ice cold water for a further 3 minutes
  • In the freezer courgettes can keep for up to 12 months

Pests & Diseases

  • Courgettes are normally very healthy plants
  • Pests: Slugs
  • Damage: Slugs destroy seedlings by eating them
  • Signs: Leaves will have ragged edges
  • Protection: Slug traps or copper slug tape

 

Courgette

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  • Standard Courier Delivery With Fastway (2-4 Working Days)
    • Cost is €4.95 on Orders Below €75
    • Free Delivery on Orders Above €75
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
  • Express Courier Delivery With Fastway (1-2 Working Days)
    • Cost is €2.50 extra for express delivery
    • This service guarantees that any order placed before 4pm will ship from our depot the same day on the next day delivery service *
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    • Cost is €3 extra
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    • This services comes with text alerts and timed delivery slots which the customer can change to suit themselves
  • 'Seed' Postal Delivery Option ***
    • Cost is €2 - Packet of Seeds ONLY Orders
    • Note: Does Not Apply to Seed Potatoes, Bulbs or Sets ***
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  • Great Britain
    • Cost is €10
    • UK shipping fee covers parcels up to a total weight of 20Kg
  • Western Europe
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  • Also, we cannot guarantee delivery on a specific day (Please allow 1-3 days for delivery)
  • It's always best to order well in advance to avoid disappointment
  • Cancellation of pallets when items are already in transit will incur a 40 euro per pallet cancellation fee (To cover return delivery costs)
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  • We will contact you to discuss, if max weight of order exceeded

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  • The shipping fee is fixed for an order, regardless of the number of items bought
  • All courier orders require signed proof of delivery & the customer must be contactable by phone
  • We do not offer a weekend delivery service (Mon-Fri Only excl. Bank Holidays)
  • * Our courier achieves a 98% success rate on next day deliveries
  • ** Seed postal option applies to seed ONLY orders & is available in all 32 counties of Ireland
  • *** Does not apply to seed potatoes, bulbs or sets
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