Squash Plant, Zucchini Rampicante
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Italian Heirloom that produces a zucchini type summer squash and a butternut type winter squash. Bug resistant...
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60 days summer squash, 90 days winter squash. OP. Heirloom from Italy. Cucurbita moschata. Rambling vines produce pale green, 12" to 18" long, thin, summer squash, with a yellow interior, that has more flavor and a firmer texture than zucchinis. Puts them to shame. Very good, indeed! Leave fruits on vine to mature into a 2' to 3' long, curved winter squash that looks like a stretched-out butternut squash. Appears to be squash vine borer and squash bug resistant. We have only grown it for two summers, but all of our other squashes and pumpkins succumbed early in the summer. But, Zucca kept going until frost. We saw squash bugs on it, but they never got out of hand or did serious damage. The stem is very woody and corky coming right out of the ground, so we suspect that is why the borer leaves it alone. Amazingly productive, we harvested about 20 winter squashes from one hill. You can trellis and prune the vines at about 8' to keep them from rambling all over the garden. Seed was given to us by an Italian Doctor from Long Island, whose family brought it from Italy.
Our plants are sustainably raised in our own potting mix. We use only organic fertilizers and sprays if needed. We have been growing and selling plants since 1997.
Our pepper plants are shipped in individual 3" deep pots. They are usually 4 to 10 inches tall and are ready to be planted out in your garden.