Light green mottled fruit but the difference is that Tondo is round. Pick when the fruits are about 10cm in diameter.Trailing habit, needs space.
The courgette is probably the most popular form of all the marrow family. Picked young it can be used in a host of delicious dishes; fried with garlic butter or stuffed!
WHEN TO SOW
April to early June
Where to Sow
Sow seed on edge 1.5cm (1/2″”) deep to prevent rotting in pots or trays during April to May 2.5cm (1″”) apart under glass at 20°C (68°F) using good quality seed sowing compost. Sow outdoors mid-May to June direct into growing site 1.5cm (1/2″”) deep 2 to 3 seeds in each position 60cm (24″”) apart.
What to do next
Greenhouse sowings should be gradually hardened off once they have developed the first pair of rough leaves and transplanted to growing site in late-May to early-June 60cm (24″”) apart. Outdoor sowings should be thinned to one plant per station.
July to October – pick when fruits are 10cm (4″) in diameter.
Pick regularly to ensure that plants continue to crop. The larger round courgette fruits are ideal for stuffing and baking.
A good source of pro-vitamin A, vitamins C and E.