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Zucchini, Cocozelle

Zucchini, Cocozelle

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Cucurbita pepo

Well-kept, pretty, striped variety with smooth skin and excellent flavor.

Excellent Italian variety with uniform, slightly nutty fruits produced prolifically on bush plants. Not as ribbed as Costata, but with deeper color variation. Open-pollinated.

Squashes are a part of the vast agricultural and culinary legacy of this continent, with indigenous seedkeepers in modern-day Mexico and Central America cultivating some types at least 10,000 years ago. Along with their sisters corn and beans, they spread throughout the western hemisphere through the loving care of Native Americans and by the time European colonizers arrived on the continent, many varieties of squash were being grown by farmers from the southwest to the northeast. We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to the original stewards of the nutrient-packed, long-keeping, healthy-seed-spawning miracle that is a squash, along with its tender zucchini cousins! 

Seeds grown by Swift River Farm in Salmon, Idaho, Quel Ranch in Garden City, Idaho, and Erika Greenwell in Moscow, Idaho.

25 seeds.

Directions: Start indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost and transplant after. Or, direct seed after last frost. Interplant with nasturtiums to deter squash bugs.

Planting Depth

Seed Spacing

Days to Germination

Days to Maturity

¾”

3’

7-14

58