Cocozelle Zucchini (Cucurbita pepo) This is Italian heirloom (summer squash), aka 'Cocozella di Napoli', is related to Costata Romanesco. It appears that the Burpee seed catalogue of 1889 first offered the seeds to North American customers. Large bush plants are non-vining and grow on a semi upright open habit that can reach up to 3 feet tall. Plant spread reaching widths up to 3 feet. A vigorous producer of long cylindrical glossy green fruits with white–yellow stripes. Flesh is a firm white and the flavour and texture is simply outstanding! Fruit is best eaten at the early sizing stage around 7-10 inches in length. This is variety tends to be the best one for freezing.
57 days to maturity
25 seeds per packet $3.95
Planting Instructions: Seed indoors 1/2 inch deep. Line out transplants after risk of frost has past, spacing 5-6 feet apart. Direct seed in raised hills sowing 5-6 seeds 1/2 inch deep. Soil temperature should be at least 21 degrees C. Space mounds 5-6 feet apart, thinning to 3 plants per mound.