Zucchini, Genovese (Organic)

Cucurbita pepo. Light Green. 55 days.

A lovely variety of zucchini from Italy. Fruit is light green with no ribbing and tends to bulb out a bit on the end. As with most Italian varieties, there is some variation in fruit appearance but the flavor is consistently delicious. We especially love the fact that the flavor and texture remain tender and delicious well beyond the “baby” stage, so you can miss picking for a few days and still have tasty zukes for the kitchen. Plants have a fairly large, open bush habit which makes for easy picking. Possibly the most productive summer squash we offer. Skin is fairly thin (no need to peel!) and can blemish easily.

Seed produced by Avoca in Corvallis, Oregon.

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Sow indoors in 2” pots with good potting soil May to mid-June. Transplant into the garden 1-2 weeks after sprouting to 2-3’ centers and 3’ wide rows. May also be direct sown when soil is warm. Squash plants are frost-sensitive and benefit from row cover to protect them from frost and insects while plants are young.

Seed Saving

To save seed, let fruit mature on plant until they’re giant in autumn. Harvest fruit and scoop out seeds. Rinse off and dry. Isolate from other squash of the same species by at least ½ mile.

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