Squash – Striata d’Italia – this very productive fruit that produces early. Light green in color and tender to touch. This centuries old heirloom is a pantry essential.
Squash, Straito d’Italia Zucchini
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Squash – Straito d’Italia Zucchini
This is a very productive fruit that can produce early in the season and continue into fall. Light green in color with striations and tender to the touch. This centuries-old Italian heirloom is a pantry essential – always a hit at thanksgiving dinner as a table centerpiece or cooked in a favorite dish.
Suggested Planting Requirements: Squash need deep mounds of organic matter, rich soil, and heavy, consistent watering. All squash are extremely frost sensitive, so use plastic mulches to heat soils in early spring and row covers to protect from frost at both ends of the growing cycle, especially in short growing seasons. Avoid overhead watering to prevent powdery mildew. Melody Mix can be planted in 20” container if space is limited.
Growing Recommendations: Start seeds indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost, or sow seed directly once soils are at least 70°F. Row covers can be utilized for a pest barrier as birdies and bunnies love munching on squash. As with most cucurbits, mounding provides an optimal growing area.
Harvesting & Storage: Harvest when 4″-7″ to keep production high, and for best flavor. Fruit may be stored for several months.
|Days to Germination:||7-14|
|Days to Maturity:||65-70+|
|Height at Maturity:||1’|
|Lighting Requirements:||Full Sun|
Package Weight: 2 gram
Approximate seed count per packet: 18 seeds
Sows about 10′ Row (This takes into account thinning)
|Dimensions||5.00 × 5.00 × 1.00 in|