AAS Winner (1949), early bush cocozelle type, popular in Italy
All America Selections winner in 1949. Here’s an early bush cocozelle type, popular in Italy where they favor a rich, full-flavored zucchini. Fruits slightly club-shaped with mottled striping in olive-green and darker green. Can reach a fairly large size and still be quite tender and delicious as a summer squash.Cucurbitaceae Cucurbita pepo
The fruits of these varieties are long and slender, and generally are green in color. They are a fast growing crop under good growing conditions.
- Ease of Growing
- Grown as
- Days to Maturity
- 60 (Spring/Summer)
- Growing Habit
These tender annuals originated in the tropics and can't stand cold weather or frost.
- Spring Transplant, Summer
- Growing Season
- Cultivar Type
- Growing Conditions
- Warm, Hot
These tender annuals originated in the tropics and love hot weather. They can't stand cold soil so don't plant them until it has warmed up (ideally to at least 70 degrees F). Use black plastic to warm the soil if necessary.
- Outdoor Growing Temp
- 60°F - 90°F
- Min Outdoor Soil Temp
Don't plant out until the soil temperature is close to 70 degrees.
- Start Indoors
- Start Outdoors
- Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Warm, Hot)
The plants need an evenly moist soil for maximum productivity.
The best way to water Squash is with soaker hose, as wet foliage can easily lead to fungus diseases.
Summer Squash is a hungry and fast growing crop and needs a steady supply of nutrients.
- High heat, Needs lots of space
- Small Gardens?
Plant in a large pot with at least 12" depth. Be sure to provide the plants with ample fertilizer, like compost tea regularly. These hungry plants cannot search for their nutrient needs and will have to rely on you to provide them in order to produce decent size squash.
- Attracts beneficial insects?
- Fruit Size
- Plant Height
- Plant Diameter
- Hardiness Zone
- Disease Resistance
- Taste Profile
Quite tender and delicious as a summer squash. Rich and full flavored.