Botanical Name: Cucurbita pepo "Latino" hybrid
Height: 12 - 18 inches.
Spacing: 4 - 5 feet between hills.
Depth: 1 inch.
Spread: Bush - compact plant habit.
Sun/Shade: Full sun.
Yield: 150 lbs. per 100 foot row.
Foliage: Green foliage.
Fruit: Long, slender, ribbed dark green fruit; Summer squash.
Days To Maturity: 46 days.
Flower Form: Good producer of heavy male blossom buds for cooking.
Soil Requirements: Prefers well-drained, fertile, loose soil, high in organic matter with pH between 5.8 and 6.8. Plentiful and consistent moisture is needed from the time plants emerge until fruits begin to fill out.
Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
Seed Count: 80664 has approximately 20 seeds per packet. 94739 has approx 25 seeds per packet.
Size: 9 inch fruits.
Comments: A romanesco type zucchini, very popular in Italy. Used like regular zucchini, but has a unique flavor, texture and shape. Firm, crisp fruit are nutty; delicious steamed and grilled when they are small and used for stir-fry, sauteing and baking when they get longer. Ribbed fruit is attractive and can be harvested while blossom is still attached, allowing you to use the fruit and enjoy fried squash blossoms as well.