SQUASH Zucchini Caserta Cocozelle Type
Popular in Italy, this variety has light green stripes. Its flesh is firm and creamy white. Use as you would any other type of zucchini, grilled, fried, steamed or baked. Approximately 55 days to maturity.
Special Directions for Short Season Climates
SOWING: Sow seeds directly in the garden in late spring after weather has warmed and all danger of frost has passed. Seeds can also be started in individual peat pots indoors or in the greenhouse 2 to 3 weeks before setting out. Cover seeds with 1/2 to 3/4 inch fine soil firmed down.
SPACING: Plant 6 to 8 seeds per hill spaced 3 to 4 feet apart. Space rows 3 feet apart.
THINNING AND TRANSPLANTING: Thin or transplant to 3 healthiest plants per hill. Leave 18 to 24 inches between plants in rows.
GERMINATION: One to two weeks depending upon weather and soil warmth. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
Ed's Special Advice
Zucchini grows best in a sunny location in fairly rich well drained soil. Water soil when dry avoiding spraying foliage or blossoms. Cut fruit carefully at stem when 8 inches long for best flavor, texture and continued harvest.