Packet Content (approx.): 6 Seeds
Tiger Cross F1 is a traditional looking fruit of dark green with lighter green stripes. It has a bush habit and can be harvested young as courgette or left until 30cm long for marrows. Marrows can be cut before the first frost and stored in a frost free but cool area and used during the winter. However, unlike courgette the skin is tough and is either removed before cooking or just after. Raise and grow as courgettes. Delicious roasted with a little olive oil, they make for a fresh accompaniment to any dinner.
Tiger Cross is an early maturing type producing tasty courgettes or delicious marrows with attractive green, striped fruits of good length. Recommended for both table and exhibition purposes. Resistant to Cucumber Mosaic Virus. RHS Award of Garden Merit winner. Bush variety.
Sow: April to May.
Sow seeds vertically 1cm deep in a pot or tray of moist seed compost. Place in propagator/cover with glass, polythene bag until the seedlings appear (5-8 days). When the seedlings have 2/3 leaves transplant them into 9cm pots and grow on for a few more weeks. Harden them off by putting outside during the day for 3/4 days. Plant out in mid ? late May when the chance of frost has passed. Space at 60-120 by 90-150cm. Harvest from July onwards.
Incorporate plenty of organic matter to feed the plant and help retain water. Keep well watered. Can also be grown in greenhouse soil provided it is very fertile and they are well watered or even in gro-bags or containers.
Regular feeding is recommended.