Cocozelle Zucchini Squash pk/20

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SKU SQ26-20
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45 days. Cucurbita pepo. Bush type plant produces good yields of dark green with light green stripes squash. The Italian zucchini is very flavorful and tender. Best when harvested at 12" long or smaller. Excellent for slicing, frying, and steaming. A good freezing and canning variety. Pick often when squash are young to prolong harvest. Bush type plant is suitable for small gardens. A summer squash variety from Italy. pk/20

Lot No: R16

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 12/16

Summer squash
Cucurbita pepo

Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1 - 1 1/2"65 F to 75 F 7 to 14 daysFull Sun Spring
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A Hills 4 ft Apart 4 - 7 ft Hills 4 ft Apart50 - 65 days
Summer Squash Seed Planting Information:

Summer Squash need warm weather to grow. The plants produce squash in 50 to 65 days, so there is no point of planting them indoors. It is best to plant seeds directly in the garden. Plant your seeds after the soil has warmed up. Thin so there are 4 plants per hill. Summer Squash produces abundantly, so there is no need to plant successive plantings. Eight plants will provide more than enough for a large family. You can trellis squash to save space. Plants grow 2 ft tall and vines spread up to 10 ft.

Soil Requirements:

Requires fertile slightly acid soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant. Add well composted manure.

Water Requirements:

Keep soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged. Water well during dry and hot spells.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Apply Miracle Gro every two weeks.

Harvest Tips:

Protect ripening summer squash from damp ground by placing them on boards. Cut summer squash carefully from plants to prevent damaging the vines.

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by on June 6, 2010

This squash has a heartier, earthier flavor than most zucchini types, making it great for soups and stews.

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