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Productive, tasty Italian variety with attractively striped fruits.

Dark and light green striping is less defined than Costata Romanesco. Flavor is slightly nutty; milder than Costata but more flavorful than most zucchini. Straight fruit with very slight ribbing over the lighter green striping.

  • Bush habit
  • Uniform shape
  • Harvest at 6-8"

Soil Nutrients and Requirements

Plants need loose, fertile, well drained soil with plenty of nitrogen and a pH 5.8-6.8. Fertilize seedlings with fish emulsion if leaves yellow.

Seeding Depth  1 inch

Plant Spacing  12-24 inches

Row Spacing  5-6'.

When to Sow

Days to maturity are from direct seeding, subtract 2 weeks if transplanting. Direct seed as soon as chance of all frost has passed or start transplants 3-4 weeks before planting date. Optimum soil temperature for germination is about 85 degrees F and little or no germination occurs below 60 degrees F. Harden off plants by reducing temperature, water, and fertilizer. Many growers plant multiple successions of summer squash during a season to ensure continuous harvest, transplanting the first succession immediately after frost-free day and the final succession three months before the expected first frost.