Bears long curvaceous fruits all season, Italian heirloom
Light green fruits grow long, curving to a bell at one end. Vining plants can be grown on a trellis. Harvest at 8–10 in. long when the flavor is fine and sweet. Vigorous moschata plants can bear all season in areas where insects are a problem for other summer squash. If left to mature, skin will ripen to tan like a butternut squash. Grower Richard Moyer notes that the male squash blossoms sell well at market! Italian heirloom.Cucurbitaceae Cucurbita moschata
The fruits of these varieties are very long and slender, and generally are light green in color. They are a fast growing crop under good growing conditions.
- Ease of Growing
- Grown as
- Days to Maturity
- 80 (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?
- Attracts beneficial insects?
- Light green
- Fruit Size
- Plant Height
- Plant Diameter
- Hardiness Zone
- Disease Resistance
- Taste Profile
Delicate, mild taste with a hint of nutty artichoke flavor.