Costata Romanesco, organic seeds

Eco Heirloom variety

Information

Clearly marked light ridges over a pale-green base and a very appetizing flesh characterizes this old Italian zucchini. This vigorous plant also produces a lovely bumper crop of big edible male flowers. Costata cannot measure up to the new hybrids in yield but in taste it is superior. A portion contains about 8 seeds.


 

Product number:3440
Scientific name:Cucurbita pepo
Botanic family:The Squash Family - Cucurbitaceae
Organic:Yes
Days to maturity:52
Lifespan:Annual
F1 Hybrid:No
New variety:No
Sowing time:pre-cultivate: april-june
Sowing depth:3 cm
Plant spacing:40-80 cm
Row spacing:90-130 com
Germination time:6-10 days
Height:80 cm
Plant location:Sun
Harvest/blooming:July-September
Seeds/g:7-10 seeds
Heirloom variety:Yes

Cultivation advice

Sowing

Seed can be sown directly outdoors when the soil is thoroughly heated (min. 15°C). If the soil is cold, the seeds don't germinate, but rot. The safest way is to first plant indoors or in a hotbed. Sow about 3 cm deep in pots with 2-4 seeds in each, approx. 4 weeks before the expected planting out. Save 1-2 seedlings (in each pot) and allow them to be quite warm, bright and airy. Gradually get them used to the cooler environment outside, and plant out when the soil is warm and the danger of frost is over. Squash have sensitive roots, so be careful when planting.

Spacing

Between plants 40-80 cm and 90-130 cm between rows. In group planting: 3-4 plants/group and 120-150 cm between the groups.

Harvest

Always cut off the fruits when they are 10-20 cm long. They taste best when. Raw, cooked, fried, etc. 

Seed

5-6 seeds/g.
A portion contains about 8 seeds.