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Cucurbita pepo 'Orelia' (Courgette 'Orelia')

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4 hours care
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0.9m
Max height
0.9m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Cucurbita pepo 'Orelia'

Other names

Courgette 'Orelia'

Genus

Cucurbita Cucurbita

Variety or Cultivar

'Orelia' _ 'Orelia' F1 is a perennial plant widely cultivated as an annual with green leaves, producing yellow flowers that form thin, yellow, edible fruits in summer and autumn.


Cucurbita pepo 'Orelia' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Irregular

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer; Green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Eelworm (stem and bulb) , Mice , Red spider mite (box and other) , Slugs , Snails Eelworm (stem and bulb) , Mice , Red spider mite (box and other) , Slugs , Snails

Diseases

Good resistance to Cucumber yellow mosaic virus and Watermelon mosaic virus.

Anthracnose diseases , Basal rot , Black rot , Foot and root rot , Grey mould , Powdery mildew , Sclerotinia diseases , Verticillium wilt Anthracnose diseases , Basal rot , Black rot , Foot and root rot , Grey mould , Powdery mildew , Sclerotinia diseases , Verticillium wilt

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Cucurbita pepo 'Orelia' (Courgette 'Orelia') will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.9m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Add to salads, Beds and borders, Flavouring food and drinks

Cultivation

Plant in deep, fertile, sandy, and ideally slightly acidic soil. Courgettes are not hardy - site in full sun in a sheltered position. Soak seeds before germination. Courgette plants started under cover can be planted out once all danger of frost is past.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Cucurbita pepo 'Orelia'

Other names

Courgette 'Orelia'

Genus

Cucurbita Cucurbita

Variety or Cultivar

'Orelia' _ 'Orelia' F1 is a perennial plant widely cultivated as an annual with green leaves, producing yellow flowers that form thin, yellow, edible fruits in summer and autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Irregular


Colour

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer; Green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Eelworm (stem and bulb) , Mice , Red spider mite (box and other) , Slugs , Snails

Diseases

Good resistance to Cucumber yellow mosaic virus and Watermelon mosaic virus.

Specific diseases

Anthracnose diseases , Basal rot , Black rot , Foot and root rot , Grey mould , Powdery mildew , Sclerotinia diseases , Verticillium wilt

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Cucurbita pepo 'Orelia' (Courgette 'Orelia') will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.9m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Add to salads, Beds and borders, Flavouring food and drinks

Cultivation

Plant in deep, fertile, sandy, and ideally slightly acidic soil. Courgettes are not hardy - site in full sun in a sheltered position. Soak seeds before germination. Courgette plants started under cover can be planted out once all danger of frost is past.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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