Otherwise known as a courgette the fruit of this summer squash can grow to reach a metre in length. Flowers taste similar to the raw fruit but are sweeter, milder and without the bitterness. Stuff them with soft cheese, deep fry in batter or add to soups, burritos and pasta. Typically it is the male flowers that are picked as only female blossoms go on to fruit.
full Sun / Hardy
april – june