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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.
Cultivar: Long Green Bush 2
Plant type: Vegetable
Flower colour: Yellow
Foliage colour: Dark green
Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline
Hardiness: Half hardy
Skill level: Beginner
Time to plant seeds: March to May
Time to plant: May to June
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