Marrow v Courgette
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Hello Folks

I know this has been done before on other sites but I'd still like to know your thoughts.

So if I wanted larger fruit for particular recipes should I go with dedicated marrow or just let a few courgettes grow bigger?
Regards..........Danny Smile
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Personally I would just use courgettes, as they bulk up quite quickly if they don't get picked
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^^^^^^ Agreed! Smile
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I just use the ones that "escape"!
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I don't grow big marrows as, to me, they're tasteless.
As a kid we'd be given "stuffed marrow" - awful!
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I also let courgettes get bigger.....marrows are just tasteless mush
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Instead of growing marrows, try growing tomboncino, good size great taste
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(08-04-2021, 06:52 PM)Spec Wrote: Instead of growing marrows, try growing tomboncino, good size great taste
Yes, I will Spec.

Last years went a bit wrong/off as it was the first year at the plot and I ended up with a cucurbit carpet.

Hopefully my planning/spacing will be better this year. One q, I did let them sprawl, is it better to train up supports?
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(08-04-2021, 06:52 PM)Spec Wrote: Instead of growing marrows, try growing tomboncino, good size great taste
That's one veg I have never grown Spec! Sick What can you liken the taste to and are they easy to grow? Huh Looking for summat a bit different in the cucurbit family and may give them a try. Smile
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They're a bit butternut squash-ish - like a firm courgette. All the seeds are in the bulbous end and the rest is just "meat, all meat" in a squashy sort of way.
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