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Cucurbita pepo
ZUCCHINI-COSTA ROMANESQUE is a distinctive Italian heirloom bush zucchini with prominently ribbed fruit. The skin is medium grey-green with pale green flecks. It is delicious raw or cooked with a nutty flavor. The male flower buds are also eaten. It stays tender even when very large. It is a favorite of Jamie Oliver.

Sow in a good seed compost Germination usually takes 6-10 days at 24°C. Can also be sown where they are to crop in late winter/early spring. Sow 3 seeds every 60cm & thin out to the best seedling.


Germination Time (Days) 6 – 12
Harvest Time (Days)

52 – 60

Sowing Depth (mm) 10 – 15
Plant Spacing (cm) 50 – 80
Row Spacing (cm) 80 – 120
pH 6 – 7.5
Soil Temperature (°C)
Hardy / Frost Tender Frost Tender
Sow Direct / Raise Seedlings Sow Direct
Seed Preparation
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