If you have ever wondered
what a traditional Italian zucchini was like before it became an American supermarket staple, try Costata and find out.
Famous for rich flavor.
In addition to all the usual uses, it's ideal for drying. Costata has great flavor dried (many don't) and holds its outstanding flavor and texture into the larger sizes instead of getting watery, tasteless, or tough.
BOTANICAL NAME: Curcurbita pepo
'Start seeds in flats or plant directly into garden. Don't rush the season-the seeds will not sprout without warmth! Heat mats or a very warm sunny window are best for early plantings. Carefully transplant seedlings 18" apart after soil has warmed and all danger of frost is past. Amend soil with ample amounts of compost or decomposed manure. Make sure of adequate water. Harvest young for fresh use, large for drying.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: H/Matures 7-10/Harvest 17+/Yield 35-475/Spacing 15-18"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : Easy to grow and tolerates hot weather