Squash Summer Costata Romanesco Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Squash Summer Costata Romanesco Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Cucurbita pepo

Item #3175

55 days. Have you felt overwhelmed with summer squash in years past? 'Costata Romanesco' delivers a manageable harvest of high-quality, fluted fruits with nutty, complex flavor and firm texture. The striped and mottled skin stays tender even to 18", though in Italy they are picked at 4"-5" with the blossoms still attached. Large production of male blossoms for stuffing (see inside packet for more information).

This packet sows up to 4 mounds.

Seedling Image

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
3 seeds
per mound

Mound Spacing:

When 3 leaves,
thin to 1 plant
per mound

When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost, and when soil temperature is 70°?85°F.

When to start inside: Not recommended except in very short growing seasons, 2 to 4 weeks before transplanting. Roots are sensitive to disturbance; sow in biodegradable pots that can be planted directly into the ground. Transplant when soil temperature is at least 60°F.

Harvesting: Harvest frequently to increase yield; squash seem to get monstrous overnight. While edible at almost any size, seeds are less developed in young fruit, therefore more tender. Using a knife or clippers, cut squash off including some of the stem. By including stem, the fruit is sealed and less likely to mold or dry out.

Artist: Meredith Feniak

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