Curcurbita pepo may have been cultivated for upwards of 5,000 years but I bet they have not always been called Courgettes. We already call them Courgettes, Zucchini, Squash or Marrows.
Below are some of the named varieties of round or ball shaped courgettes now available in the UK and elsewhere.
Top Ten Round or Ball Shaped Courgettes
- De Nice a Fruit Rondo – pick from golf ball size upwards.
- Tondo Chiaro di Nizza
- Florido a yellow fruit
- Summer Ball
- One Ball another yellow round variety, grow with Eightball.
- Tondo di Piacenza a dark green italian variety
- Brice a light green skinned ball shaped courgette
- Eight Ball is a snooker ball sized courgette OK as a marrow
- Zucca Marina sweet skin, yellow flesh and upto 20lbs in weight.
- Tricolour F1 hybrid round Courgettes available from Thompson & Morgan
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