Cucurbita pepo 'Long Green Bush 2'

Cucurbita pepo 'Long Green Bush 2'

Marrow

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Cucurbita pepo 'Long Green Bush 2'
  • Common name: Marrow
  • Plant type: Vegetable

Height: 60cm

Spread: 1.8m

Flower colour:
  • Yellow
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Fruit

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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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Harvest
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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

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