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Which type of courgette?

I'm trying to find a type of courgette that I grew 2 years ago or something similar. The courgettes had smooth, thin, pale-green skin and a great flavour. The leaves and stems were very prickly, practically slug and mildew-proof. Unfortunately, I cannot remember its name other than it was a region in Italy ("zucchini alla xxx") and the eBay seller I bought it from is no longer in business.
Has anyone grown a similar type of courgette? This year, I tried Alberello di Sarzana from Franchi and Alfresco F1 from DT Brown but they were not the same.
Thank you.


  • If you could sends us a photo it would help to identify it.
  • SkandiSkandi Posts: 1,718
    edited September 2022
    Grisette de Provence, sounds similar, though it is French.
    You would probably remember the clubbed shape if it were these.

  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 9,616
    One of my courgette plants is producing fruit like those @Skandi , so thanks for the ID! It was from a seed in a packet that were meant to be regular green courgettes.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • @Skandi, thanks for the suggestion. It's definitely worth trying these out next year.

  • @Plashing , I found an old photo of the courgettes although these may have been harvested a bit late so may be a bit bigger than the normal ones.
  • The plant itself.
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