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Squash, Summer - Cocozelle Zucchini
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Famously easy to grow, this beautiful Italian heirloom provides masses of long cylindrical green and cream fruit with firm flavorful greenish-cream flesh and does well in short and cool summers. Best eaten when small (1” diameter). Harvest daily. Bonus: edible squash blossoms!
Sow directly in garden after last frost and soil has warmed to at least about 60℉. Plant in hills (6 seeds/hill) for optimal drainage and productivity (6-8” high, 3-6’ apart). Thin seedlings to 3/hill.
soaking seeds overnight speeds up germination
warm weather plant that likes rich soil and regular, deep watering
make your hills out of rotted compost or manure for very happy plants
harvesting zucchini daily at 1” diameter keeps plant productive and your tastebuds in heaven
blossoms are edible, and make a tasty treat raw or cooked
cross-pollinates readily with other squash cultivars of Cucurbita pepo; if saving seed, recommend growing only one variety at a time
Seed Count: 30
Plant Cycle: Annual
Days to Germinate: 7-14
Days to Harvest: 53
Seed Source: Certified Organic
Planting Seasons: Spring
Cold Hardy: No
Seed Saving Level: Intermediate
Seed Storage : About 5-7+ years, when properly stored (cool, dry, dark)
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