Striata D' Italia Summer Squash (Heirloom, 50 Days)

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The Striata D' Italia Summer Squash is an Italian Heirloom, and a true beauty to behold. Appreciated for its earliness, this tasty zucchini is cylindrical with a slight taper. Thin skin has mottled light and dark green stripes, and fruit has excellent flavor & texture. Plants are bushy but open, which allows ease in harvest. 

20 seeds


Cucurbita pepo

Germination: 4-10 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-85ºF

Seed Sowing Depth: 1/2-1" deep

Sowing Indoors: 3-4 weeks before last frost. Provide 70-85ºF soil temperature. Sow 2-3 seeds per cell/pot. Sowing into individual biodegradable peat/cow pots reduces root damage when transplanting. Transplant 36-48" apart after last frost. 

Sowing Outdoors: Sow after last frost when soil temperature is over 70ºF. Sow a few seeds every 36-48". 

Harvest: Check and harvest a few times a week. Cut or kindly twist off fruit, starting at a 3-4”.

Tips: Plant Striata D' Italia Summer Squash in fertile soil, amended with compost or well rotted manure and keep well watered. They benefit from growing on black plastic and by using row covers for weed, insect control, and more rapid growth.