Cucurbita pepo 'Ambassador'


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Plant type


Flower colour



Flowers, Fruit


Half hardy

Skill level


Cucurbita pepo 'Ambassador'

Plant details

Although popularly regarded as immature marrows, courgettes need to be smooth and tender-skinned, and not all marrows are suitable for courgette production. Special varieties have been developed, all with bushy habits and yielding numerous small fruits.

Courgettes typically have a nutty, creamy flavour. They can be eaten raw as crudites and in salads, or pan-fried, roasted or steamed and used in a variety of dishes. They are easy to grow and make the perfect, high-yielding crop for the beginner veg grower.

'Ambassador' is high-yielding courgett variety, bearing dark green fruit with a crisp white flesh, over a long season.

Family: Cucurbitaceae

Genus: Cucurbita

Species: pepo

Cultivar: Ambassador

Plant type: Vegetable

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers, Fruit

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 90cm

Spread: 90cm

Time to plant seeds: March to May

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