7 Unwins seeds' parent company Westland suspended sale … It was horrendous and I couldn’t even talk about it for years without heaving! It follows another supplier, Mr Fothergill's, recalling a batch of its courgette seeds earlier this week after finding they contained unusually high levels of compounds that are poisonous to humans. Unfortunately the glut started in the second busiest week of my year (the summer showcase at drama – meaning I work about 60hrs instead of the usual 35hrs) so the courgettes didn’t get picked on time – and they stayed on the vine growing into marrows. British supplier Mr Fothergill's has recalled batch of courgette seeds after finding they contained unusually high levels of compounds that are poisonous to humans. I won’t be returning them. British supplier Mr Fothergill’s has recalled batch of courgette seeds after finding they contained unusually high levels of compounds that are poisonous to humans. 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They say that the problem is due to unusually high levels of cucurbitacins, a naturally occurring compound that is present in all courgettes, cucumbers and squash. 'I was poisoned by this about 16 yrs ago — 2004/5?,' wrote Beca Beeby on the Brighton and Hove Allotment Federation website. There was a recent report in the national news about issues with poisonous courgette seeds by the brand Mr Fothergill's. The comments below have not been moderated. It comes after Mr Fothergill's withdrew its affected packets from sales outlets and in-house stocks — and encouraged anyone who purchased the Courgette Zucchini seeds with batch code 'I' to return them for a free replacement. These ‘cucurbitacins’ — which give a bitter taste — are steroids produced by the gourd family including courgettes, cucumbers and pumpkins to deter predators. 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I have read more about it and it seems that if a courgette plant’s flower is pollinated by a wild curcurbit flower (or one of those decorative squashes) the seeds that result from this union will be the poisonous ones. It's eye-wateringly expensive at $2,999, but Naim's Uniti Atom is a revelation, an integrated amplifier than makes it easy to stream music at a quality you've probably never heard before. Fothergills have recalled the offending batch of ‘Courgette Zucchini’ seeds. Now there is another report of issues with courgettes from another brand Unwins. Experts have also warned that seeds taken from the fruit of edible strains have the risk of reverting to forms with higher levels of the toxins — and gardeners are discouraged from saving and planting their own seeds for this reason. When this is … She was advised to urgently go to A&E and began feeling better five days later. Honorable.'. regarding any enquires relating to this product recall. Pictured: affected seeds may appear in Courgette packets with batch code "I". Zucchini seeds - Lungo Bianco di SiciliaPrice for Package of 5 seeds.Long white zucchini from Sicily. 'We have tracked the problem to one particular batch of seed which comes from a grower with the most meticulous growing and husbandry routines. These ‘cucurbitacins’ — which give a bitter taste — are steroids produced by the gourd family including courgettes, cucumbers and pumpkins to deter predators. As I mentioned in passing in my last post, we’re in the middle of a courgette-glut. A mother has been rushed to hospital after being poisoned by courgettes she grew in lockdown after a warning over a rogue batch of seeds. In addition, wild and decorative plants — like ornamental pumpkins — naturally contain high levels of cucurbitacins and have the potential to cross-fertilise edible gourds, resulting in potentially bitter and toxic fruit growing from resulting seeds. If you have a packet from this batch, please send it back to us with your name and address and we’ll send you a replacement packet. There have been reports of people dying after ingesting the poisonous gourds. It has come to our attention that a batch of our Courgette Zucchini could contain a small number of seeds that could produce bitter tasting fruits. Please note that your packet may have a different ‘packed in year ending’ and ‘sow by date’ than the example. Experts have also warned that seeds taken from the fruit of edible strains have the risk of reverting to forms with higher levels of the toxins — and gardeners are discouraged from saving and planting their own seeds for this reason. They’ve dealt with this with transparency and integrity. The report can be found in the media with titles like 'Mum rushed to A&E after eating 'poisonous' courgettes she grew in lockdown'. 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Apple's new iPhone XS and XS Max go on sale on Friday - and the biggest handset Apple has ever made is also its best (and possibly unsurprisingly, its most expensive). In 2018, two women suffered from vomiting and subsequent temporary hair loss after eating a meal containing a bitter-tasting squash and pumpkin soup, respectively, a researcher reported in the medical journal JAMA Dermatology. ... It’s impossible to test for in the seed itself and we have never had a batch of seed … Unfortunately, it would seem that some people online are reporting bad tastes and mild ill-effects from consuming courgettes grown from the affected seed batch. The difference is mostly in taste and texture. Mr Fothergill’s have recalled stocks of Courgette Zucchini with the batch code I on the packet (located after the printed use by date) as a small number of seeds could produce bitter tasting fruits. Following a number of complaints from customers, Mr Fothergill’s has had to recall a batch of poisonous Courgette Zucchini seeds. Naim's incredible Mu-So Qb takes you back to the good old days - where the music captivates and enthralls, rather that simply being something in the background. When consumed in high enough doses, they cause so-called 'toxic squash syndrome', which can trigger nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and even hair loss and death.