This heirloom Italian zucchini squash has been available in the United States since the early 1930s. It stays tender even at large sizes, and its stripes make it a colorful addition to the garden. Traditional Italian cuisine makes use of zucchini by breading and pan frying it or deep frying its blossoms, producing a dish known as "fiori di zucca." Gardeners with short growing seasons may want to start their squash seeds indoors a month before the last expected frost. Since squashes do not take well to transplanting, peat pots are the best option. Plant two seeds per pot, later clipping off the weaker seedling. Harden the seedlings by exposing them to the weather for several hours at a time during the week before transplanting. About a week after the last frost or when the soil temperature reaches an average of 65 degrees F, plant the seedlings in very rich soil 8-10' apart in rows 10-12' apart. Another option is to plant the seedlings in hills of two, 8-10' apart. To direct sow, plant the seeds when the soil temperature reaches at least 70 degrees F. Plant them 1/2" deep, 3-4' apart and thin to 8-10' apart. For companion planting benefits, plant squashes along with corn but avoid planting them with potatoes. Since squash seedlings do not tolerate frost, provide protective coverings if the temperature drops below 65 degrees F. Keep the soil moist at all times, but avoid getting the leaves wet as this can cause diseases such as rot or mildew. When the vines begin to develop, a layer of mulch will help conserve moisture and control weeds; mulch also will keep the squashes clean and protect them from too much soil contact. Thank you! Your purchase with Brandywine Gardening is truly appreciated. 2 Corinthians 9:10 He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness.
This heirloom italian zucchini squash has been available in the United States since the early 1930s.
This versatile vegetable is delicious grilled, steamed, boiled, Sauted, fried, or used in breads.
Squash serves as a good source of vitamin C
Squash contains 18 calories per cup this low-calorie vegetable is an ideal side dish if you wish to lose weight.
An excellent producing plant.