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Courgette Defender F1
Courgette Defender F1

Courgette Defender F1

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  • Delicious, glossy dark green courgettes – firm, tasty and refreshing.
  • Neat, compact, and heavy cropping, perfect for containers or the vegetable plot.
  • Highly nutritious – a good source of vitamins A, C and E.
  • Home-grown for superbly fresh and pesticide-free produce.
  • Supplied as 6 plug plants, ready to grow on and plant out when the risk of frost has past.

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6 x Plug Plants
Item: 380126
6 x Plug Plants - Item: 380126
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An enduring favourite and holder of a coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, ‘Defender’ crops early and has a picking season that can be twice as long as other varieties, producing heavy crops of delicious and firm, mid-green courgettes. Harvest time is from July right through to October and the fruits should be picked when they’re 10-15cm long. The plants will grow to 45cm high and 90cm wide.

What Is Supplied

Item 380126 supplied as:
Supplied as 6 plug plants, ready to grow on before planting out.

Plant Care Information

Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

Care Information

Planting Your Plugs

  • Unpack plugs immediately and stand them in water for an hour.
  • If you can’t do this, they can sit in their mini greenhouse for a week if upright and not too wet.
  • Plugs may be slightly dry or yellow after being in a dark box in the post, but they’ll quickly recover.
  • Put them somewhere warm, light and airy such as a windowsill or greenhouse.
  • When potting on, handle plugs carefully. Pot on using our 9cm pots in Shuttle Trays, using good multi-purpose compost.
  • Give your plants a good water initially, then only when the top compost starts to dry. They don’t like to be left in standing water.

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Flowering Time
Fruiting Time

Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
45 cm
90 cm
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