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Courgette Ambassador Seeds, average packet contents :  10 seeds

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Courgette Ambassador is the standard variety for courgette plant sales in garden centres. It is quick-maturing, producing cylindrical fruits on a plant with a open habit and few side shoots.

Ambassador lacks the yields and uniformity of more modern hybrids such as Tristan, but its reliability still make it a hit with amateur gardeners.

Courgette Ambassador Sowing Guidelines
When to Sow Seeds: April - Early July
Germination Temperature: 18C +
Cover Seed: Lightly
Time to Germinate: 5 - 7 Days
Frost Hardy: No
Spacing Between Plants: 90cm

General Courgette Growing Tips

Courgettes belong to the same family of vegetables as squashes and pumpkins. From seed to harvesting, you can plant and start picking in as little as 6 weeks. Courgette plants are prolific and will grow in abundance almost anywhere - chances are you will end up giving away many of the vegetables to family and friends because you will have more courgettes than you care to eat.

  • We recommend sowing into pots and then planting out after the risk of frost has past. Fill a 9 cm pot with good compost and place the seed approx. 1cm deep, water and place then pot in warm position.
  • After a week you should see the first leaves emerging. Move to a light but frost free position and grow on until big enough to plant out.
  • Before planting hoe the garden patch to loosen and aerate the soil. Once planted water in well, then water again every other day until the plants are established.
  • Avoid using too much fertilizer, Courgettes are so robust that over fertilizing the plants could cause them to take over your garden, whilst producing only a few fruits.
  • Prune the plants once the vegetables begin to develop. Remove offshoots from the main vines and some of the leaves to let in more sunlight. This diverts plant energy to the developing vegetables.
  • Courgettes are best harvested when they are about 15cm long and still tender.
  • The main problem you may encounter is mildew - usually from september onwards.


Courgette seeds are best started indoors in pots April to June for transplanting out into their growing position once the weather has warmed up.

Fill a 7.5cm (3in) pot with compost and firm gently. Sow a seed on its side (reduces the risk of damping off disease) 2.5cm (1in) deep and cover.

Label, water and put in a propagator or on a windowsill. When roots begin to show through the bottom of the pot, put into a 12.5cm (5in) container.

Hardened off before planting them outside, once all danger of frost has passed. Plant into growing bags, soil or a large pot If seedlings are planted out too early, and exposed to a period of cold weather, it can set back their development for the whole growing season.


Choose a sunny, sheltered spot and improve the soil by digging in some well-rotted manure or compost. The simplest way to prepare the ground is to dig a hole 30cm (12in) deep and 45cm (18in) across and fill it with well rotted compost or manure. Cover with a 15 to 20cm (6 to 8in) layer of soil to make a raised mound that will provide drainage along with a rich source of nutrients.

Each courgette plant will need 1m square (3ft sq) in order to spread and avoid competing with nearby plants. (Alternatively you can grow them in large containers). To get the best results ensure you have good, nutritious growing compost and that you feed them through the season.

Plenty of water is essential, especially when the plants are in flower and then when the fruits have started to swell. Mulch to lock in moisture. If you dig in plenty of manure before planting, additional feeding is unnecessary on heavy, fertile soil. On sandy or light soil, regular drenches with a liquid feed will help boost production.

Plants under glass should be hand pollinated. The female flowers are distinguished by the swelling below the bloom. Male flowers have a prominent central core, bearing yellow pollen. The male flower is first to appear and the female flowers will follow. To hand pollinate, remove the petals from a male flower; push the core into the centre of the female flower. For a high success rate, use a different male for each female flower.


To keep courgette plants productive you need to harvest the fruits regularly during the growing season. They are best picked young when they are about 12cm long. They will keep for a few days in the fridge once picked.

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