Courgette Midnight | 7cm Potted Courgette Plant
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Courgette Midnight | 7cm Potted Courgette Plant

Dark green glossy fruits are produced on completely spineless plants. Very easy to pick. Ideal in patio pots.

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Courgette Midnight is a very high yielding variety that is very quick to fruit. Our courgette plug plants can be planted in growbags and are great in patio pots. Dark green glossy fruits are produced on completely spineless plants. Very easy to pick.

You will receive 1 x 7cm Potted courgette plant that is in a recyclable taupe plastic pot where no extra potting on is needed. You just plant these straight into a grow bag, 10Ltr pot or straight into the greenhouse and watch them grow and produce delicious fruit.  

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Brand:  Brookside Nursery
Supplied as:  7cm Potted Courgette Plant
Eventual Height:  60-90cm (24-35")
Eventual Spread:  60cm (24")
Position:  Full Sun
Suitable for Patio Containers?  Yes
Harvesting Period:  July to October
Spacing:  45cm (18") Apart
Botanical name:  Cucurbita pepo

Free UK delivery on all orders over £50!

For all orders under £50 in value we make a one off P&P charge of £4.95 per order.

Smaller orders are dispatched via Royal Mail 1st Class, larger orders via Parcelforce 24.

We are the only online plug plants supplier to offer a choice of a specific dispatch week for your order. When placing your order, use the drop down box above to select your required dispatch week. You can also alter dispatch weeks in the shopping basket.

All our plug plants are shipped in specially designed packaging to keep the root system in place and the foliage protected in transit.

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General Growing Advice

Using a good quality multi-purpose compost, pot up your plugs into 10cm pots.  Once your plug plants have been potted on and labelled, water them in well and grow on for around 5-6 weeks.  Water once the compost starts to dry out but remember.

If preferred you can pot on the plugs into hanging baskets, flower bags or pots. Add a slow release plant food like Miracle-Gro Slow Release All Purpose Plant Food  to your compost which will give extra nutrients for strong and healthy plant growth.

Keep plants frost free until mid/late May and then harden off before being placed in their final positions when the risk of frost has passed in your area.

Water as necessary giving a liquid feed such as Neudorff Organic Plant Feed as instructed throughout the growing season.

***For packs of 40 plug plants gently remove the small plugs from the tray by pushing up from the bottom using a pencil. 

Courgette Specific Advice

Courgettes will grow in a large pot (at least 15 litres) but can become lopsided. They are easier to keep watered in the ground. Allow an area of about 60cm diameter per plant.


Pick the fruits regularly – at least twice a week in midsummer – to prolong cropping. Cut, rather than pull the fruit when it is 10-15cm long or up to 6cm across if a round variety.

Encouraging courgette flowers

Usually the flowers wither and drop off once the fruit reaches a decent size. Try Italian varieties like ‘Costa Romanesco’.

The trick, if you want flowers, is to pick very early in the morning before they open and settle for a smaller fruit as well. The male flowers can also be stuffed and fried, or added to a salad.
Success with early courgettes

Courgettes are very sensitive to frost; extend the season by growing them in a frost-free greenhouse. With last-frost dates getting earlier, it’s worth making an earlier sowing in March, to have plants ready to go outside in April.

Have some garden fleece handy in case of frost and sow some at the usual time as back-up.

As courgettes are insect-pollinated, they may not set fruit this early in the season. Fortunately, parthenocarpic varieties (whose female flowers set fruit without pollination) are now available – try dark green ‘Parthenon’ and pale green ‘Cavili’. Both should crop until July when moved outside.

Pests and diseases

Regular watering and plenty of space may help to prevent mildew

When first planted, courgettes can be attacked by slugs, so protect them with barriers. Once they get going, they don’t suffer from insect pests, although aphids can spread fatal viruses.

Mosaic viruses cause the leaves to turn yellow and puckered, and the fruits may also be affected. There’s no cure, but removing badly affected leaves may slow its spread. The varieties ‘Defender’ and ‘Supremo’ are claimed to be resistant.

Powdery mildew frequently affects plants in late summer. Regular watering and plenty of space may help. A routine spray with potassium bicarbonate is said to keep it at bay, but once it has taken hold, cut your losses and destroy the plants.

Average Rating (12 Reviews):  
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Rating:  
Very disappointed
Monday, 19 July 2021  | 

Sadly this plant, whilst it arrived in good order, has not produced any fruit. I would have given 0 stars if that were an option.


Response:

Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that you have been disappointed. This plant should produce fruit in a few weeks so please do keep in touch.


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Courgette Midnight
Thursday, 17 June 2021  | 

growing well thank you


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Overpriced, poor quality
Thursday, 10 June 2021  | 

Product grossly overpriced and of poor quality. Im going back to seeds. Would never use or recommend to anyone.


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Healthy plug plant
Wednesday, 5 May 2021  | 

Plant arrived beautifully packed and healthy


Rating:  
A healthy Courgette plant
Thursday, 22 April 2021  | 

The Courgette plant arrive in good condition unlike some of the other plant sellers . It was well pack and protected from damage in the carriage form nursery to me.
It now planted up and I wait to see how well it fruits.


Rating:  
Courgette Midnight
Monday, 12 April 2021  | 

Arrived as a strong healthy plant and has already grown quite big and no reason to think it will be anything but a successful courgette producer.


Rating:  
Plants may be great but I didn't receive my order
Tuesday, 2 June 2020  | 

I got asked to review these plants that I'd ordered. I generally find they are good quality. However, this time I was let down by Brookside in that I was informed only the week before delivery was due that they could not fulfil the order because of supplier problems. I feel they should have known this well before I was informed of the problem, so feel let down on this occasion.


Rating:  
Excellent
Wednesday, 20 May 2020  | 

Arrived as promised, good plants, all growing on well


Rating:  
On time, good plants
Tuesday, 19 May 2020  | 

Pleased with these! Arrived just when expected. Good-looking plants, well packaged.


Rating:  
GREAT DELIVERY
Monday, 6 April 2020  | 

VERY NICE PLANTS, IN GREAT CONDITION


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