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Growing Marrow

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
    S S P P            

(Best months for growing Marrow in USA - Zone 5a regions)

S = Plant undercover in seed trays P = Sow seed

  • Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 68°F and 95°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 35 - 47 inches apart
  • Harvest in 12-17 weeks.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Peas, Beans, Onions, Sweetcorn
  • Avoid growing close to: Potatoes
  • Young marrow
    Young marrow

This is a large, well grown version of zucchini/courgette. Skin maybe light yellow or white. Grow on raised mounds of earth/compost. Mulch to retain moisture and reduce weed growth.

Powdery mildew can be a problem especially in humid weather.

Culinary hints - cooking and eating Marrow

Good, cut in thick slices, seeds removed and stuffed with mince or spicy vegetable mix then baked in the oven

Your comments and tips

01 Nov 17, Elizabeth Fekete (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Where can I buy white marrow seed please
03 Nov 17, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Google seed selling companies.
04 Oct 17, Jane (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Hello. I am looking for the type of marrow that was grown in Victoria in the 1950's and 1960's. Is this the Melbourne marrow? Thankyou.
16 Sep 16, Praveen (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I am looking for field marrow seeds
03 Mar 16, Garry (Australia - temperate climate)
Planted seedlings from Bunnings and ended up with some big marrows. Not the first time i have bought seedlings from Bunnings and ended up with something different growing. P.S. they were nice to eat.
02 Mar 15, Doris (Australia - temperate climate)
Am trying to buy Marrow seeds. Can you help me.
25 Sep 14, James (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I'm looking for seed for marrows that my grand farther grew they lumps on them
21 Jan 14, Brendan (South Africa - Humid sub-tropical climate)
Can I grow Gem Squash at the same time as marrows ???
19 Jan 14, mary coates (Australia - temperate climate)
My mum (50) years ago. Used to stuff white marrows with hamburger meat, onion & seasonings......we usually had roast potatoes, peas, carrots etc.......the gravy made out of the juices from the marrow and meat was delicious......I live in Victoria Australia.....can you tell me if marrows are still available Hope you can help me
31 Dec 14, Sancha (Australia - tropical climate)
My mother did exactly the same at our place in Burwood Victoria. Beautiful gravy over it after being stuffed with mince onion etc. and that was about 1955. Yum! Was talking about it today at work and the fellow workers all Queenslanders didn't know what I was talking about. Would love to grow them here in Gladstone. I grow Zucchinis and pumpkins without any hassle so why not. Just need some seeds!
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Am trying to buy Marrow seeds. Can you help me.

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