Italian Striped Zucchini Squash
An Italian heirloom variety, also known as as "Costata Romanesco," of bush type zucchini producing long cylindrical 6-8" striped green fruits that are tasty and tender. This is a good squash to harvest small for the best flavor. Great for small gardens. The ribs create star-shaped slices which are lovely sauteed or roasted. Not resistant to frost so plant in late spring long after the threat of frost is past or start seeds indoors and transplant well after last frost. Rich creamy, tender flesh. Packed with nutrition. This fruit is best picked at about the size long cucumber when it is at its succulent best giving it a real gourmet flavor and making it perfect for fresh eating, sautees’ and salads. Blooms can be battered and fried. Disease resistant.
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