Marrow - Badger Cross F1
A prolific cropper from British breeding, Marrow Badger Cross produces high yields of easy to see fruit with distinctly marked contrasting stripes of dark and pale green. For Marrow Badger Cross the bonus of Cucumber Mosaic Virus resistance makes this particularly useful, especially for the organic gardener. Seeds are in the RHS Vegetable Collection.
Sow seeds from April to May under glass to transplant outdoors. Sow seeds 2.5cm deep in pots or trays of good seed compost at about 20C under glass or in a propagator. Protect emerging seedlings from direct sunlight to avoid scorching. Alternatively sow direct outdoors, 2.5cm deep from mid-May. Pot on individual seedlings into 7.5cm pots of compost and keep barely moist to avoid stem rot. Maintain a temperature of about 20C. Plant out 75x75cm apart once frost risk passed. Prefers well-drained, moist, rich soil in full sun. Harvest from June to frosts, protect with cloches to extend season.