This is a British bred variety that will give you a fabulous harvest of speckled green courgettes. It is an AGM winner and will fruit well into the autumn if regularly picked. While it is fairly compact, its open habit does mean that you can see and reach the crop. We are sure this variety will become a favourite for its many qualities
SOW: between late April and on into June, inside, 1 seed per small pot. Keep moist but not waterlogged.
GROW: harden off and plant out after all danger of frost has passed. In cooler areas you can protect young plants with cloches until they have settled in. Courgettes are trouble free and prolific – Defender will crop into the autumn with regular picking
EAT: Find your favourite way to cook them – fry, steam, bake... We also use courgette as a staple in autumn stews. To Freeze – slice or dice, (you can blanch for 1 minute) pack into portions and freeze.