Growing Calendar for Courgette Seeds - Atena
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Atena is an extremely prolific variety of courgette. It’s semi-compact bushy plants produce an amass of tasty bright, golden-yellow fruits over a period from June through to late October.
These yellow fruits should be harvested when around 15 – 20cm in length as the skin will still be thin and the flesh very creamy inside. It is very productive and will just keep cropping if the fruits are picked frequently when young.
Yellow courgettes have thinner skin than green varieties and also tend to have a slightly sweeter flavour. They are not quite as available as green varieties in supermarkets as their skin can be marked very easily. This makes growing your own extra special and is a brilliant way to brighten up your plate especially in combination with other brightly coloured vegetables.
Golden yellow fruits.
Sow Indoors: April-May ½in (1cm) deep in individual module trays of firm pre watered compost 21°C (70°F). Keep soil moist at all times.
Sow Outdoors: May-June ½in (1cm) deep direct in harvest location. Keep soil moist at all times.
Plant Out: June. Harden off young plants before planting out into the required harvest position 3ft (90cm) apart when risk of frost has passed.
Pick regularly when fruit is 4in (10cm).
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