Fresh courgette today....

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robinahood

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Fresh courgette today....
« on: January 07, 2018, 12:16 »
A strange thing - I harvested a round courgette in the summer, and as I had a lot of them at the time I left it on the shelves in my cellar. I decided I had better do something with it today, and its fresh and moist. The plant it  came from was grown from a seed packet and so wasn't a winter squash hybrid.
The courgette loaf is in the oven as I write.....

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Re: Fresh courgette today....
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2018, 12:45 »
Interesting.  I grew round courgettes last year from Franchii and they did have good skins on them.  Maybe I will try keeping a few next year.

We had loads from just 2 plants and even the chickens got fed up of them.  If they start to go I can always feed the chucks.   Despite their summer beak curling,  they would be over the moon if I produced one from the shed now :lol:

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Re: Fresh courgette today....
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2018, 17:31 »
Well that's a turn up, fresh courgette in January. Obviously the conditions in the cellar were just right  :D :D
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Re: Fresh courgette today....
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2018, 17:45 »
I had one in my garage which I used on Christmas Day in Ratatouille.  They seem to keep well.

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Re: Fresh courgette today....
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2018, 18:46 »
I think mine was from Franchi  as well, but I can't recall and  my record keeping wasn't too good last year! I'm not sure what the skin would have been like, but the flesh was lovely.

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Re: Fresh courgette today....
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2018, 20:22 »
I meant good skins as in fairly robust, rather than the very thin ones you get on some that tear at the slightest opportunity  :lol:  I expect they do harden a bit in store though.

We did like this traditional variety last year.  Even when they hid and grew large, they were fine to eat and they actually tasted courgetty.  I know that sounds daft, but some types are pretty insipid imo.

I had one in my garage which I used on Christmas Day in Ratatouille.  They seem to keep well.

That's decided me  :D  I'm keeping the last few next year and they can live on the shelves in the shed for a bit.  By the end of the season, we've eaten enough and could do with a break for a month or so  :)

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Re: Fresh courgette today....
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2018, 17:36 »
put all our surplus courgette's in the freezer and marrows and pumpkins in the cold greenhouse needless to say we have lost several marrows and pumpkins but despite all the frosts we managed to save 4 good marrows and 5 pumpkins my O/H is going to put them in the freezer for use later on



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