Courgette Ortolana Di Faenza is an Italian Heirloom courgette variety, early bearing, bush type, that produces light green fruits with dark green streaks of about 10-20 cm long. The flesh is tender and delicious. This is a versatile vegetable used in stir-fries, soups, casseroles, salad, pickles. Great for roasting, stuffing or simply sliced for a gratin or BBQ. Great flavor. The flowers can also be eaten.
Scientific Name: Cucurbita pepo
Plant Life Cycle: annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 21-30 °C
Germination time in days: 5-14 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 90 days
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil requirement: rich in organic matter, well drained, fertile
Sowing and cultivation: Sow indoors in a propagator 1.5 cm deep in seed compost at 22 C continuous soil temperature until germinated. Will grow better in a greenhouse. Heavy feeder.