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    Default Tomato seeds to swap for Black Forest courgette or Tromba d'Albenga seeds

    As I am a bit pushed for space and will be growing lots in pots, I was wondering if anyone could spare any Black Forest F1 Hybrid courgette seeds please.

    I have read that these are climbers and are ideal for growing in pots so would hopefully like to give them a go this year.

    I have the following to offer:

    Blondkopfchen heirloom tomato seeds

    Sweet Pea currant tomato seeds

    Tom Thumb tomato seeds (not so unusual but I have a few spare)

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    Also have Rat Tail radish seeds if anyone fancies a go with those, the plants grow about 5ft tall and give you hundreds of small green radishes on the branches instead of underground.
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    Sorry cant offer you any to swap. I just wanted to say that I was going to grow these courgettes last year but decided against it as the reviews/comments on them were not very good. I understand you are short of space, but might be worth doing a bit of research before you go ahead with them. Sorry dont mean to stick my nose in, just dont want you to be disappointed :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jillyreeves View Post
    Sorry cant offer you any to swap. I just wanted to say that I was going to grow these courgettes last year but decided against it as the reviews/comments on them were not very good. I understand you are short of space, but might be worth doing a bit of research before you go ahead with them. Sorry dont mean to stick my nose in, just dont want you to be disappointed :-)
    Thanks Jilly. What type of bad comments did you read about them, did it relate to the taste?
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    No the coments were about the fact that they didnt climb and poor productivity, lack of crop. Check these links out

    http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gra...xperience.html

    http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gra...courgette.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jillyreeves View Post
    No the coments were about the fact that they didnt climb and poor productivity, lack of crop. Check these links out

    http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gra...xperience.html

    http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gra...courgette.html
    Thanks, off to take a look now.

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    21again,
    If you want a courgette that climbs I would recommend Tromba d'Albenga. I grew them very succesfully up can wigwams last year. They look quite strange, if you google them you'll find a picture, but tasted good.
    YOu do need to train them a little as they like to sprawl as well as climb, but I found you could just find a curly bit and tuck it round a cane

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    Quote Originally Posted by Incy View Post
    21again,
    If you want a courgette that climbs I would recommend Tromba d'Albenga...
    They are very tasty when 'smaller' but are a summer squash type rather than a 'traditional' courgette type. TBH I sometimes prefer the texture & taste of the Tromba.
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    Thanks folks, if anyone has any of those (Tromba d'Albenga) seeds to swap I would like to give those a go as they get such good reviews.
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