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Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Bitter / Toxic Courgettes
« on: July 27, 2020, 07:13:12 pm »
Hi folks, to my surprise, it doesn't look as though this has been covered before, but beware, apparently there are some dodgy courgette seeds doing the rounds this year which taste bitter and may even be poinsonous.


My Sister just rang to say she's had to bin a beef hotpot because it was utterly inedible, and had I heard that some seeds had been recalled? Well no, actually!

Be careful folks!  :o
"All fungi are edible. Some fungi are only edible once." -Terry Pratchett

arobwk

  • Joined Nov 2015
  • Kernow. Some say it's in England !
Re: Bitter / Toxic Courgettes
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2020, 07:52:50 pm »
Are they Russian or Chinese ? 





Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: Bitter / Toxic Courgettes
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2020, 12:22:28 pm »
Interesting.  And it's not April 1st (I checked!)  My seeds came from Mr Fothergills and we've had a huge and bumper crop of bright yellow fruits (I was expecting green but I'm not complaining)  Our septic tank is not overflowing so I think our batch is fine.  Thanks for the tip off.
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SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: Bitter / Toxic Courgettes
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2020, 01:53:50 pm »
I hate to tell you @Fleecewife but I am sure Fothergills was the brand mentioned with the toxicity...

You have to lick the cut surface and if it's bitter, throw it out.

Link to article and yes, it was Fothergills
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Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: Bitter / Toxic Courgettes
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2020, 07:18:57 pm »
Yes I know that  :D  My point was that in spite of coming from Mr Fothergills, my seeds were fine as proved by eating loads of the courgettes with no sign of the runs  :innocent:   Had they been bitter I would have ditched the lot.
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Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Bitter / Toxic Courgettes
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2020, 03:16:27 pm »

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
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Do something today that your future self will thank you for - plant a tree

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