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

Germ 7-10 days
Italian Heirloom
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


Indoors- Plant in individual biodegradable peat/cowpots 1/2”-1” deep, 3-4 weeks before last frost with soil temperature 70 degrees. Transplant 36” apart after last frost without disturbing the roots

Outdoors- 1/2”-1” deep after last frost, in warm soil at least 70 degrees. Sow a few seeds per space/hill with 24-36”.

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

Tips- Plant 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. Fertilize on a regular basis by watering with compost tea. Sow every few weeks for a continuous supply.
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