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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? Super easy to grow
What are the cons? Easy to miss them.
Grew this for the first time. And will grow again. Very productive. And tasty. Very long vine. Longer than any other vine I have ever grown. Doesn't stop traveling. Easy to miss them until they are too big. We picked at 10 inches for eating raw in salads and up to 2 ft for cooking.
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4 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? very much
What are the cons? NONE
THIS ZUCCA AS WE (IN SICILY)CALL IT GROWS WELL EVEN HERE IN THE AZ, I LIKE THE TIPS STEAMED AS ANY OTHER VEGGIES AND IT IS THE BEST FOR ZUCCHINI CAKE OR MUFFING, 1 PLANT PRODUCES SO MUCH THAT EVEN MY FRIEND'S CHICKEN LOVE THEM...
16 out of 16 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? Abundant fruit
What are the cons? Will take over
Living in the sub tropics we face a variety of pests and diseases. These plants appear to be resistant to almost everything.
As one of the other reviewers stated they are best eaten young. However, if they do get too large one can shred them and use them as a replacement for zucchini in bread or even fritters. It has a mild taste and does freeze well when blanched lightly.
13 out of 13 people found the following review helpful:
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My folks always planted this for the sweet greens it produces. Pick tender stems and leaves, steam or boil, drizzle with olive oil, maybe a little garlic and enjoy. I found the plants to be trouble free. By picking the leaves and stems, this plant becomes thick and leafy. Giving us plenty of greens for the summer. Fruits are ok when picked young.
21 out of 21 people found the following review helpful:
These were really tasty when they were small and young. I've let them get too big in the garden now....afraid to try them as they are as long as my leg and almost as wide as my arms (I'm a chunky gal!) but they are a really neat plant in an ornamental sense as well. They grow really quickly, and are quite large plants. It has tried to take down my trellis several times this year. The white flowers smell slightly sweet and the bees love them. They are also open at night and the night pollinators are fond of them as well. The leaves are a neat shape and are soft and fuzzy...fun to pet. I see the novelty in these in a children's garden for these reasons and because the mature fruits are so very large! I'll definitely be growing these just for fun if nothing else, but they really are tasty. I just forgot to harvest them this summer, as it was so hot I stupidly thought they wouldn't produce (since it was the hottest summer we've had in 30 years!) They continued to grow during the summer with little supplemental water and have been totally pest free....even the borers didn't touch this! Make sure you look really closely to make sure the fruits aren't hiding as they are camoflaged perfectly under their large leaves of the same color. Great asset to the garden, more of you serious gardeners need to try this out!