Brightly coloured, patty pan shaped courgette that can be harvested as baby fruit or allowed to grow larger for stuffing.
Hybrid. The bright yellow fruit are shaped rather like a child’s top and have undulating or “scalloped” edges. Though they are sometimes classed as a summer squash, Sunburst has the same taste and texture as any courgettes.
To add to the confusion, summer squash/courgettes that have fruit with scalloped edges are also sometimes called patty pan or scallopini squash.
Like all courgettes, Sunburst can be harvested at any size. With Sunburst, though, the perfect size depends on their intended use in the kitchen: for ‘baby’ fruit, harvest them when they are 4.0 to 4.5cm in diameter; for general eating, 5 to 6cm in diameter; and for stuffing, about 7 to 8cm in diameter. And if left on the plant to fully mature the fruit will become a deep golden, patty pan-shaped marrow.
A truly versatile vegetable, Sunburst has something for everyone.
Number of seeds per pack: 5
RHS Award of Garden Merit