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World Kitchen - Mediterranean - Zucchini Striato d'Italia
Cucurbita pepo - Zucchini Striato d'Italia
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This dark green fruit with light green stripes and small ribbing is usually eaten as a vegetable. It has a distinct almost nutty flavour and a firm creamy white flesh. Zucchini grow on a vine are highly productive and fast growing in most climates provided they're planted in a sunny spot. The fruit can be cooked in a variety of ways. They can be steamed, boiled, grilled, baked, barbecued, fried or combined with other foods or vegetables.

Contains average 25 seeds.

Flower Colour — Yellow
Light Requirements — Full sun
Soil Requirements — Well drained soil
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Planting Advice

Sow directly into well-prepared soil in a warm sunny position. Sow two to three seeds in clumps 12mm (½in) spaced 40cm (16in) apart. Lightly firm down and keep moist. Thin to the strongest seedling when the first true leaves develop. Mulch plants with compost or straw as they grow. Harvest as needed.

Watering needs

Keep soil moist.