Cocozelle Green Striped Summer Squash - Packet

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Pretty to grow and delicious to cook with, Cocozelle Green-Striped summer squash is a tender, flavorful variety of zucchini that all gardeners love. It's an early producer and generous yielder, bearing very large fruit up to a foot in length! Pick when 6-8 inches for best taste and tenderness. 45-60 days.
Plant Information
Attractive, flavorful, tender, and versatile, Cocozelle Green-Striped summer squash is an Italian heirloom variety that's been around since the 1800s but wasn't introduced into the U.S. until the 1930s. The bush-style plants spread out vine-like to become several feet wide and 2 feet tall. A rather early producer and very generous yielder, Cocozelle bears zucchini that are 10-12 inches in length and 2-3 inches in diameter with skin that's glossy, smooth, and marked with mottled green and white stripes. Although as long as a foot when fully mature, Cocozelle Green-Striped summer squash tastes best when harvested a bit younger at approximately 6-8 inches in length. Keep picking your squash every few days to encourage new growth, and don't worry if you have what seems like too many! Cocozelle are delicious raw, sauteed, and cooked in countless ways, but are also great for freezing and canning and keep fresh in the fridge for up to two weeks. Loved for its fruits, but also its flowers, this summer squash grows two types of blooms along with each zucchini, the "male" ones blooming first and the "female" ones shortly after. The male flowers can be dipped in batter and fried for a delightfully different snack.
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Item Package Size
Weight Of Seeds Per Packet
0.12 oz
Seeds Per Packet
approx. 35 seeds per packet
Botanical Name
Cucurbita pepo
How To Grow
Direct sow or start indoors
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Planting Depth
1-11/2 inches
Seed Spacing
24-36 inches (3-4/hill)
Row Spacing
3-6 feet
Space After Thinning
3-6 feet
Days To Germinate
5-10 days
Days To Maturity
Growth Rate
Seed Life Cycle
Ornamental, Edible
Additional Information
Introduced in 1840
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