Costata Romanesco, organic seeds
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.
|Scientific name:||Cucurbita pepo|
|Botanic family:||The Squash Family - Cucurbitaceae|
|Days to maturity:||52|
|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|
SowingSeed 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.
SpacingBetween plants 40-80 cm and 90-130 cm between rows. In group planting: 3-4 plants/group and 120-150 cm between the groups.
HarvestAlways cut off the fruits when they are 10-20 cm long. They taste best when. Raw, cooked, fried, etc.
A portion contains about 8 seeds.