Cocozelle Summer Squash Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

#3107
This packet sows up to 7 mounds.
Availability: In Stock
A treasured 1800s Italian heirloom, 'Cocozelle' has very long, dark green fruit with light green vertical stripes. Also called 'Cocozella di Napoli', it is a compact bush type plant that can be grown in any sunny spot in the garden or in a large container. Italians traditionally harvest summer squash when very young, about finger size. See inside of packet for cooking ideas and recipe.
$2.49 2.5 grams

Botanical Name: Cucurbita pepo

Days to Maturity: 42–45 days

Family: Cucurbitaceae

Native: North America

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: 24"–36" bush type plant

Variety Information: Light and dark green striped fruit. At their peak, 1½" in diameter, 8"–10" long. Will eventually turn yellow if left on the vine.

Type: Bush

Attributes: Good for Containers

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is 70°–85°F.

When to Start Inside: Not recommended except in very short growing seasons, 2 to 4 weeks before transplanting. Roots are sensitive to disturbance; sow in biodegradable pots that can be planted directly into the ground. Transplant when soil temperature is at least 60°F.

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: ½"–1"

Seed Spacing: 2–3 seeds per mound

Row Spacing: 3'–4'

Thinning: When 3 leaves, thin to 1 plant per mound

Harvesting: Harvest frequently to increase yield; squash seem to get monstrous overnight. While edible at almost any size, seeds are less developed in young fruit, therefore more tender. Using a knife or clippers, cut squash off including some of the stem. By including stem, the fruit is sealed and less likely to mold or dry out. Harvesting Blossoms: Look for male, non-fruit producing flowers that have long stems and harvest just before use (female flowers have a swollen mini-squash at the base of the flower and are on shorter stems).

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Cocozelle Summer Squash Seeds Reviews

2 reviews
Excellent squash
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We enjoyed this squash all summer. It is very prolific.
Bonnie

Incredible Squash
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I have grown this squash for at least 3 years. I have found it to be flavorful, attractive, and prolific. We use it in omelets, salads, mixed with other veggies. Italian, Mexican and Chinese dishes. It is good cooked and raw. I pick it in a variety of sizes, but love it all summer long.
Rose

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