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Marrow 'Long Green Bush'Cucurbita pepo

Half-hardy Annual

What is Half-Hardy Annual?
A plant that completes its entire life cycle (growth, reproduction, death) in one season.
Can be grown outdoors but requires winter protection from frosts and temperatures below 0C.

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Popular, early maturing variety

Attractive striped fruits

Heavy yields from compact plants

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Please note: This product cannot be delivered outside the United Kingdom.

Height Up to 45cm (18in)
Spread Up to 90cm (35in)

Half-hardy Annual

kitchen garden

full sun

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Description

This early maturing variety is particularly popular for its compact habit and heavy yields. The attractive fruits of Marrow 'Long Green Bush' can be harvested early as courgettes or grown to maturity for full sized marrows. This delicious variety is ideal for stuffing, baking or boiling, and is also suitable for autumn storage. Height: 45cm (18”). Spread: 90cm (35”).

 

Culinary note: Marrow flowers are edible.

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.


3 x 8.5cm potted marrow plants (KB0405)
5 x 8.5cm potted marrow plants (KB0406)
1 x 8.5cm potted marrow plants (KA9610)

How to Grow

Grow marrows on in warm conditions until all risk of frost has passed and marrow plants are large enough to be transplanted. Gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 - 10 days before planting marrows outdoors in rich fertile, well drained soil in full sun at a distance of 90cm (36") apart. Cover with a protective netting or fleece to prevent attack from birds and insects. When growing marrows, a thick mulch of organic matter spread around the plants will help to conserve moisture at the roots.

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Water marrows regularly – do not allow the soil to dry out as this will impair their development. Hoe between plants regularly to prevent weeds from establishing. Marrows appreciate an application of a high potash fertiliser every two weeks during the growing season. Hand pollinating marrows is not usually required when they are grown outdoors. However, for indoor cultivation the female flowers can be fertilised by pressing a male flower against them. Begin harvesting marrows from midsummer onwards when they begin to swell. Regular harvesting will encourage more marrows to be produced. Culinary note: Marrow flowers are edible and can be eaten cooked or added raw to salads.
Delivery

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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