Green courgettes, get thee behind me …

A little late but I have just sown my courgettes for this year and as I was writing the notes up in my diary I realised that I have an aversion to green courgettes. Can’t say I had ever noticed before, and have happily bought green courgettes from the supermarket and cooked them but when it comes to allotment choice … so here goes,

  • Floridor – round – yellow
  • Early prolific straight neck – bumpy skin – yellow
  • Pattison Blanc – patty pan so flat pancake shape – white
  • Burpees golden zucchini – umm yes – yellow

There are two green courgettes too but you get the drift,

  • Early gem – this is THE one, normal, straight – green
  • Picolo – round green striped

I am not quite sure why this is, I can definitely say that floridor has a lovely flavour, as does the straight neck bumpy but is there something unconscious that drives me to yellow courgettes rather than green. Who knows, I don’t thats for sure. Answers on a postcard please.

Do you go out of your way to grow varieties different to those that are the standard ones available?

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5 thoughts on “Green courgettes, get thee behind me …

  1. The main problem for me with growing courgettes (which we call zucchini here) is that as soon as your back is turned they become overblown monsters!

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    • Yes, you have to watch the blighters carefully as you miss one and before you know it you have a marrow on your hands. Although marrow pickle is very nice which I have made in past years.

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  2. Almost all of mine are standard varieties that I grew when I was a kid. I only rarely try new varieties, but once I determine that I prefer the old classics, I go right back to them the next year. To me, the ‘Detroit Dark Red’ beet is the best. I do not want to even bother with white, pink, yellow or orange beets. They can not improve on perfection.

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      • Beet is the example of a common variety that I prefer to ‘improved’ varieties. The same applies to my pole beans, tomatoes, corn, winter squash, and of course, zucchini. I tried the ‘Black Beauty’ zucchini, and thought it tasted like freshly mown grass. I tried a yellow zucchini, and thought it was rather bland. I stick with the common green zucchini. It has the best flavor and is the most productive.

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