Cucurbita pepo 'Long Green Bush 2'


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Half hardy

Skill level


Cucurbita pepo 'Long Green Bush 2'

Plant details

Marrows are popular summer squashes, bearing prolific crops of large solid fruits that can be used immediately or stored for several weeks if ripened fully in autumn. 

Cucurbita pepo 'Long Green Bush 2' is one of the most popular marrow varieties. It produces an abundance of early medium-sized dark green fruits with cream stripes. Fruits may be harvested as courgettes when young, to avoid a glut, or left to mature into marrows.

For best results grow Cucurbita pepo 'Long Green Bush 2' in well-prepared soil with added manure or compost. Water often and harvest fruits regularly to keep plants cropping.

Family: Cucurbitaceae

Genus: Cucurbita

Species: pepo

Cultivar: Long Green Bush 2

Plant type: Vegetable

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Fruit

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

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

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 60cm

Spread: 180cm

Time to plant seeds: March to May

Time to plant: May to June

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