Squash Summer Cocozelle Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Squash Summer Cocozelle Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Cucurbita pepo

Item #3107

50 days. An old Italian heirloom, Cocozelle has very long, dark green fruit with light green vertical stripes. Called Cocozella di Napoli in the 19th century, it is a compact bush type plant that can be grown in any sunny spot in the garden or in a large container. The baby?sized squash are a delicacy in Italy. See inside of packet for cooking ideas and recipe.

This packet sows 5 mounds.

Seedling Image

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1/2"-1"

Seed Spacing:
3 seeds per mound

Mound Spacing:
3'-4'

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


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost and when soil temperature is above 60°F.

When to start inside: Not recommended except in very short growing seasons, 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost. Sow in paper or pulp pots that can be planted directly into the ground. Transplant when soil temperature is at least 60°F.

Harvesting: For optimum flavor and quality, harvest at 3" long for "baby" squash, and 8"-10" for all other uses. If allowed to grow 10"-12" or so, the flesh can be used for breads, but the tough seeds must be discarded.

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