Costata Romanesca Zucchini
Large plants yields loads of tasty fruits & blossoms.
Costata Romanesca Zucchini is originally from Italy (in case the name didn't give it away!) Edible both cooked and raw, the Romanesca boasts a nutty flavor and yields plentiful flowers. For a positively daisy-like appearance, harvest this squash with the blossom still attached!
"An overgrown Costata Romanesca...dog-size!" Thank you to Lauren, who runs Crossroads Hydroponics in Newburgh, NY, for providing us with this great comparison photo! She got creative and used an adorable canine companion to showcase the scale of her squash.
|30 Seeds||$3.35||In Stock|
|90 Seeds||$7.15||In Stock|
|270 Seeds||$11.30||In Stock|
Direct sow after frost, or start indoors 3 weeks earlier. Succession sow at 3-4 week intervals for healthy plants all season. Bush habit. Cucumber beetles can be a bother; protect with row cover, or re-sow if young plants are damaged. Harvest when squash are 6-8" long; prompt harvest ensures longest period of yield.
|Days to Germination||4 to 8 days|
|Days to Maturity||52 days|
|Planting Depth||¾ to 1 inch|
|Spacing in Row||24 inches|
|Spacing Between Rows||36 inches|
|Height at Maturity||24 to 36 inches|
|Width at Maturity||48 inches|
|Sun Preference||Full Sun|