Striato d'Italia Zucchini

50-60 days. Cucurbita pepo. Not a variety you are likely to find at the market, Striato d'Italia is medium green with lighter stripes and slight vertical ridging. When sliced, it is semi-scalloped at the edges. Lots of lovely fruits grow on big, bushy, open plants for optimal harvest not larger than 8" long. It's a wonderful variety for preparing Zucchini lasagna: lightly steam Zucchini, slice and sauté briefly in olive oil. Layer the Zucchini with fresh lasagna noodles, sandwiching six to eight large Basil leaves between the layers. Mamma mia! Striato d'Italia is sweetly full-flavored, and in this case, less is more. Rather than cheese, top this ethereal dish with a béchamel sauce jazzed with a generous pinch of freshly-grated nutmeg. (OP.)

One packet of about 25 seeds
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  • A reliable warm weather producer, Zucchini should be sown as transplants 3 to 4 weeks before the last frost date. Or it is best direct-sown when the soil is above 50°F. Thin skinned, they store poorly, so harvest right before use. Keep picking to ensure continued production. Avoid baseball bats~enjoy them small and sweet in ratatouille, stuffed and baked, grilled or sautéed with pasta. Bee friendly. Deer resistant.

    Average seed life: 2 years.
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A reliable warm weather producer, Zucchini should be sown as transplants 3 to 4 weeks before the last frost date. Or it is best direct-sown when the soil is above 50°F. Thin skinned, they store poorly, so harvest right before use. Keep picking to ensure continued production. Avoid baseball bats~enjoy them small and sweet in ratatouille, stuffed and baked, grilled or sautéed with pasta. Bee friendly. Deer resistant.

Average seed life: 2 years.
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