Costata Romanesco Zucchini (Cucurbita pepo) The large, open, bushy heirloom plant, originating from northern Italy, produces distinctively ribbed 30-40cm fruit that are long with pale green flecks on dark, greyish green skin. Romanesco zucchini are actually a type of cocozelle squash that produce fruits known for having a very pleasant nutty taste that can be eaten either fresh or cooked. Young fruits can be picked at 8” with the flower still attached and fried whole.
55 days to maturity
20 seeds per packet $4.45
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.