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Zucchino Rampicante Squash

         
 
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(C. moschata) 70 days. The famous Italian heirloom vining zucchini and pumpkin; long slender 15-inch fruit have a flat bulb at the bottom. They are one of the best eating summer squash: very tender, mild and sweet tasting. The flavor is superb! This squash is also great as winter squash. The Italians use it for stuffing in gnocchi and ravioli; the flesh is rich and flavorful, great for baking and pies! The vines produce good yields of this great all-purpose squash. The mature fruit grow very long. This one is in very high demand at specialty markets.

 
Zucchino Rampicante Squash
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 5
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
chimney swift
Location:
Springfield, MO
Date:
March 6, 2014
          5.0
 
Two Squashes in one
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? good in two seasons

What are the cons? picture on front gives wrong i

Review:

I have been growing this squash for about 5 years, and given the seeds to many friends. It is exceding easy to grow, and have learned to plant only 2 or 3 seeds as they nearly always germinate and the vines will take over the yard if I grow more. For summer squash eating, harvest while still green and about 8-10 inches long. If you wait longer, the flavor isn't as good, as it begins to curve and yellow and get into its winter squash form. In the fall, begin to eat the older squash as a gorgeous orange-fleshed winter squash. I make chocolate-chip "pumpkin" bread with the cooked flesh. My family prefers it to the pumpkin. I have taken paper sacks full of both versions of this squash to our local food bank. One year zucchini bugs ate most of the local zucchini plants, but never touched mine. I champion this variety!

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By chimney swift 6 Mar 2014

12 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
HouseonaHill
Location:
Chuckey, TN
Date:
January 20, 2014
          5.0
 
Our Favorite Summer
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? great taste, freezes well

What are the cons? none

Review:

The plants are huge and require a large fence or trellis. My vines last year were close to 40 feet long, and yielded about 30-40 squash per plant. freezes much better than other summer squash, because it stays firm when thawed. Plus, they look super cool. Still tender at 24 inches. The ones I let go to seed (winter) were over 40 inches.

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By HouseonaHill 20 Jan 2014

15 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
San Diego Gardener
Location:
San Diego, CA
Date:
November 30, 2013
          5.0
 
Must have squash
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Great flavor and texture

What are the cons?

Review:

This is quite possibly the best squash you can grow since you get an excellent summer squash and an equally delicious winter squash out of the same plant. The vines are rambling so provide them with space or grow them on a trellis. Trellising allows the squash to develop straight with the bulb at the bottom. When they grow on the ground they coil up and it is a little easier to process a straight squash. These squash remain "young and tender" to quite a large size. I used a couple of 14 inch squash as I would zucchinis, but I probably should have left these to harden into winter squash. No more than 10 to 12 inches is probably better for summer squash use. As summer squash they are somewhat denser, less watery, and more delicately flavored than zucchini. Each vine produces about 6-10 squash. I planted multiple vines then ate the first 5 or 6 as summer squash and left the last 2 or 3 on the vine to harden into winter squash. It has fine sweet flesh as a winter variety.

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By San Diego Gardener 30 Nov 2013

14 out of 14 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
emi11n
Location:
Louisville, KY
Date:
November 28, 2013
          5.0
 
rampicante is the best
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? very productive&pest resistant

What are the cons? Big vines, bug magnet

Review:

Rampicante is my favorite squash. Delicious, way bigger than any zucchini but still tasty at any size. Becomes a winter squash when it matures, two squashes in one! It is tough as nails, attracts squash bugs and cucumber beetles but is largely unbothered by them. The vines are big, it's not called rampicante for nothing! Squash vine borers will not touch it. the longest squash I grew was 36 inches. You can get a lot of meals out of a squash that big! If you can make room for it, try it you will be so glad you did!

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By emi11n 28 Nov 2013

15 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
KW
Location:
St Paul, OR
Date:
November 26, 2013
          5.0
 
Great squash best used young
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Tasty and sweet

What are the cons? Hard rind when older

Review:

We've grown this variety for a couple of years now, and it's a favorite with our family. Just be warned: this is a squash that needs LOTS of room to grow. The vines are very aggressive and long, and can easily choke out smaller plants. We trellis ours. In 2013 the vines averaged 20' long, and bear lots of fruit. The fruit is very tasty and tender up until about 12-16" long; after which it starts to develop a tougher rind and firmer flesh. All of the seeds are concentrated in bulb at the end of the fruit, though. We left a couple to grow this fall for seed production, and wound up with some 6-8' long fruit.

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By KW 26 Nov 2013

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