This is our favorite zucchini. The skins are tender, they are perfect for grilling, roasting, and stuffing. We have to source them differently each year but we strive for organic.
Perfectly spherical light green fruits with white speckling - a unique specialty item! Heirloom from southern France with a nice nutty flavor and great texture for fresh eating or freezing. Round shape and small size make this variety perfect for stuffing!
- Organic, non-GMO, and open-pollinated
- Specialty crop
- Harvest at 3-5" diameter
- Bush-type habit
Instructions - Plants need loose, fertile, well-drained soil with plenty of nitrogen and a pH of 5.8-6.8. Fertilize seedlings with fish emulsion if the leaves are yellow. Days to maturity are from direct seeding, subtract 2 weeks if transplanting. Direct seed as soon as the chance of all frost has passed or start transplants 3-4 weeks before the planting date. The optimum soil temperature for germination is about 85ºF. Many growers plant multiple successions of summer squash during a season to ensure a continuous harvest, transplanting the first succession immediately after a frost-free day and the final succession three months before the expected first frost.
- Plant 1/2-1" deep
- Plant Spacing: 12-24"
- Row Spacing: 5-6'
Harvest & Storage: Best quality fruit is harvested at 5 – 8” or smaller, while skin is soft and somewhat glossy. Harvest fruits every other day to for the best size and quality and to maintain plants’ productivity. Fruits are very perishable but will store for 3 to 4 days at 35 - 40ºF and 90% relative humidity.
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