(Cucurbita pepo ‘Black Beauty’)
Pickles are a tasty and exciting addition to any lifestyle and culinary range. The secret to a unique, flavourful pickle is in the spices you add to the brine. Take 1kg Pickle Me Zucchini, 250gm onions, 1 large capsicum, ¼ cup of salt, 1½ cup sugar, 500ml cider vinegar, 1 teaspoon celery seed, 1 teaspoon grated turmeric, 4 teaspoons dried Renaissance Herbs (choose from Rosemary, Basil, Dill, Thyme, Oregano, Sage, Coriander leaf, Garlic etc.) Slice zucchini and onions then place in large bowl and cover with salted water for 3 hours then drain off water. Mix sugar, vinegar and herbs/spices then bring to the boil. Simmer for ten to fifteen minutes then poor over zucchini/onion mixture and let stand for 2½ hours. Bring back to the boil and simmer for a few minutes. Place hot mixture in sterile jars and seal and let stand for at least 24 hours.
An attractive cultivar that produces ample amounts of succulent dark skinned fruit. It also has masses of yellow flowers meaning it can be grown for the flowers and the fruit.
Require regular applications of Seasol and Powerfeed. Deep soaking when needed. No other special treatment required.
|Harvest||DECEMBER TO MAY|
|Position||LIGHT FROST, FULL SUN|