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Zucca Squash Seeds

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 others. 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. Not as flavorful as butternuts. Enjoy them in anything you would use pumpkin in. Appears to be squash vine borer and squash bug resistant. We have grown it for two summers successfully without any sprays or bug controls. 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. Seed was given to us by an Italian Doctor from Long Island, whose family brought it from Italy. Germinated at 92% on 10/27/10.

Details:

Lifecycle:1    (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)
Heirloom:yes
Container Planting:no

Cultural Requirements:

Soil:Adaptable. Squash likes a good nitrogen source like composted manure and alfalfa meal.
Propagation / Germination:Start seedpotside after last frost. Plant 4 seeds per hill. Thin to 2 plants. They ramble like crazy. You can train up a trellis and prune at 8'. Plant one hill for harvesting as summer squash and one hill for winter squash.
Spacing:Space hills 8' apart in rows 6' apart, if not trllising.
Sun:Full sun.
Water:Water weekly if necessary.
Pests and Diseases:Appears to be squash vine borer and squash bug resistant.

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