Saturday, May 8, 2010
Costata Romanesco Zucchini - Squash Pepo
I'm not the biggest fan of zucchini, I like summer squash more, but this zucchini is by far the best I've tried. It is called Costata Romanesco Zucchini and is sold by several good companies. It is a (Cucurbita pepo) squash so you can determine if it will cross with the other Cucurbita squash that you are planting. Here are some great instructions for saving squash seeds from the International Seed Saving Institute. I haven't saved zucchini squash seeds yet, but I have saved seeds from pumpkins, hubbards, cucuzza, and butternut squash with good results. I only had one plant, if I had known how good they are I would have planted more. Here is a picture of my Costata Romanesco Zucchini plant.