A traditional syrian courgette with a fabulous taste
Courgette Syrian Baladi (which means courgette from my country or village) is a heirloom variety of courgette from Syria. We got the seeds from a local seed conservation society and grew the Syrian courgettes in Cork, We have been amazed by the plants vigor and productivity. These courgettes have a fine, meaty flesh and a fabulous flavor. They are best picked young and are great sautéed or for stuffing. Seeds grown and seed saved in Cork, Ireland.
Scientific Name: Cucurbita pepo
Plant Life Cycle: annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 18-20C
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 seeds indoor 4-6 weeks before last frost. Transplant when all risk of frost has passed, leaving 1m between the plants. The vines will spread therefore it is advised to provide a support. We grew the vines outdoors however for extended harvest, it may be better to grow them in a greenhouse.