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Digital Subscriptions > Kitchen Garden Magazine > 266 - November 2019 > IS AN OVERSIZED COURGETTE A MARROW?

IS AN OVERSIZED COURGETTE A MARROW?

An oversized courgette is a marrow, we said on Facebook recently. In true pantomime tradition a reader then said: “Oh no it isn’t.” So we did some more digging and Dr Hessayon, the most read gardening book writer of all time, said: “Oh yes it is.”

Clearly there is a difference of opinion on this. It is a fact many British gardeners have always called their oversized courgettes ‘marrows’. It isn’t surprising as the vegetable marrow (as it was traditionally called) has been an important vegetable on these isles long before the courgette ever made its appearance (or had the courgette been here all along just in the guise of an immature vegetable marrow?).

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Welcome to Kitchen Garden Magazine In this issue: A WALLED GARDEN FIT FOR A PRINCE ✪ Janice Hopper travels to Scotland’s beautiful Caste of Mey THE GREEN TEAM Writer Emily Collins travels to Goole in East Yorkshire to visit a charity that uses gardening to help the local community BARRICADE AND MARMALADE Gardening expert Sally Cunningham has a recipe for a productive security hedge And much more!