Marrow - Long Green Bush
Long Green Bush has all the attributes of Green Trailing but with a bush habit for more limited space. This variety produces large green fruits with a paler green stripe and is highly productive. 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.
Sow the seed from April to May under glass, or May to June outdoors. Sow the seed on their edge to prevent rotting, 1.5cm deep in pots. Keep the seedlings under glass at 20°C. Sow outdoors mid-May to June direct into growing site, 1.5cm deep, with 2 to 3 seeds in each position. Greenhouse sowings should be gradually hardened off once they have developed the first pair of rough leaves and transplant to growing site in late-May to early-June 60cm apart. Outdoor sowings should be thinned to one plant per station. Ready to harvest from July to October.