Riverford Wicked Leeks

Zephyr courgettes x2

Zephyr courgettes x2


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Zephyr courgettes are quite beautiful to look at: creamy yellow with a bulbous green end, as if they’ve been dunked in paint. Not just a looker, they’re a treat to eat. The fruits are succulent and full-flavoured, with a good, firm texture. Use just as you would a standard courgette; they’re particularly nice fried.

How to cook Zephyr courgettes

Use just as you would a normal courgette. Chargrill in strips for a few mins on each side, chops into chunks and roast, stir fry or add to curries and chillies. Or cook grated courgettes slowly in oil until soft, season and add a little chopped tarragon and some capers. Serve as a side dish, or as a pasta sauce with parmesan and grated lemon zest. You can also eat them raw: slice thinly or shred into salads, or try tossing courgette matchsticks with lemon juice, olive oil and mint.

How to store Zephyr courgettes

Keep in the fridge. They are best eaten very fresh, although they’ll keep in the fridge for a week or more.

Organic courgette farmer

These striking courgettes are grown for us by Antony Coker, just down the road from us on Home Park Farm, Rattery: the family farm since 1897. Antony has worked with Guy as part of the South Devon Organic Producers cooperative since the very start, and all his land is organically certified. As well as this experimental crop, Antony grows Brussels sprouts, kale, parsnips, leeks, squash, and standard courgettes.

Country of origin

Grown in the United Kingdom.