Costata Romanesco Zucchini
- 20 seeds
- Open pollinated
- Italian Heirloom
- Distance between plants – 12-36″
- Distance between rows – 36″
- Full sun
- Water every 1-2 days
- Days to maturity – 54-60 days
- Days to germination – 4-12 days
- Spread – 6′
- Cucurbita pepo
- Germination rate – 99%
Sow: Indoor 3-4 weeks before last frost or direct seed 1 week after last frost 1’’ deep
Harvest: When the fruit is 8-12″ long
Costata Romanesca is an heirloom Italian squash often considered the best tasting and best textured summer squash. It is sometimes called cocozelle or ribbed Roman zucchini. It is also called courgette, marrow squash, and vegetable marrow.
Costata Romanesca is an elongated squash with a dark green skin marked by greenish-yellow stripes that run its length.
Costata Romanesca is juicy and sweet-nutty flavored. It can be picked tiny and eaten whole; otherwise, it is best to harvest this summer squash at 7 to 10 inches long. Even at 15 inches long Costata Romanesca remains tender and flavorful. The male blossoms of this squash can be stuffed or breaded, cooked, and eaten.