55 days, Dark green fruit with light green stripes.
A richly flavored and productive zucchini from Southern Italy similar to Zucchino Striato di Napoli. This variety produces a lot of male flowers which are great for stuffing or frying. A good choice for the garden as San Pasquale is productive but not overwhelmingly so, providing you with enough squash to eat, but not so many that you have to secretly leave them on your neighbors doorsteps.
Yield is consistent all season long. Original seed sourced from the Italian seed producer Emanuele Larosa Sementi.
Planting instructions: Start seeds indoors about 2-3 weeks before your frost date in a warm, sunny window or under lights. Transplant carefully to avoid root damage when outdoor daytime temps reach (about 75 F). OR direct seed in spring, planting in small hills with 5-6 seeds in a 7-8 inch circle, and then thin to leave only the strongest 3 plants. Space hills 5 feet apart in a full sun location. Or you can sow 3 seeds per foot in rows 6 feet apart and once germinated, thin to one plant per 12 inches. Mulch well to retain even moisture.