Squash Summer Cocozelle Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Squash Summer Cocozelle Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Cucurbita pepo

Item #3107

50 days. An old Italian heirloom, Cocozelle has very long, dark green fruit with light green vertical stripes. Called Cocozella di Napoli in the 19th century, it is a compact bush type plant that can be grown in any sunny spot in the garden or in a large container. The baby‑sized squash are a delicacy in Italy. See inside of packet for cooking ideas and recipe.

This packet sows 5 mounds.

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Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1/2"-1"

Seed Spacing:
3 seeds per mound

Mound Spacing:
3'-4'

Thinning:
When 3 leaves, thin to 1 plant per mound.


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost and when soil temperature is above 60°F.

When to start inside: Not recommended except in very short growing seasons, 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost. Sow in paper or pulp pots that can be planted directly into the ground. Transplant when soil temperature is at least 60°F.

Harvesting: For optimum flavor and quality, harvest at 3" long for “baby” squash, and 8"–10" for all other uses. If allowed to grow 10"–12" or so, the flesh can be used for breads, but the tough seeds must be discarded.

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