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
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.
Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)