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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: 8
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
LALUVSJ
Location:
Phoenix, AZ
Date:
September 10, 2014
          5.0
 
So much personality
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Can take the heat

What are the cons? Attracts squash bugs

Review:

We have grown this squash for five years and it has never disappointed. It can take the heat of an Arizona summer and keep going. Ours always seem to explode with squash towards the end of August and all through September. Make room... the vines will take over your garden. Also, be diligent, looking almost daily for squash bugs as they love these squash too. The best part about these squash is they hold up to all forms of cooking without getting mushy. They have a sweeter, almost buttery taste.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By LALUVSJ 10 Sep 2014

1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
ugrowgurl
Location:
Easley, SC
Date:
August 30, 2014
          5.0
 
Wild and Wonderful
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Flavor, flavor, flavor

What are the cons? Huge vines, squash bugs

Review:

I grew this not realizing just how large the vines were! They absolutely took over my small kitchen garden space. I did trellis, but not tall/long enough. If you can handle that (and checking for the squash bugs which seem to be attracted to this variety,) you will love the taste! I did not grow for use as a summer squash. I use it for my prize holiday pumpkin pies - the texture is so smooth. I did get five LONG squash, every morsel melt-in-your-mouth delicious! Not a large seed cavity, either. Not a storage squash, but in a cold back room, one squash lasted until the end of January (harvested in mid October.) I keep this seed and grow out periodically. One day, perhaps someone will select for shorter vines! It eventually succumbed to powdery mildew.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By ugrowgurl 30 Aug 2014

1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Marge
Location:
N. Granby, CT
Date:
August 27, 2014
          5.0
 
More than just delicious
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Versatility, bug resistance

What are the cons? needs a lot of space

Review:

I was attracted to this squash by its rollicking name, and chose to grow it because of its dual-purpose nature – good as a summer squash, good as a winter squash. But the surprise that will keep me growing this squash is its amazing indifference to both squash bugs and vine borers!! I love both summer and winter squashes of all kinds, but haven't grown squash in my garden for the past 3 years due to consistently losing battles with vine borers and squash bugs. Vine borers get into a leaf of rampicante and kill that one leaf, but apparently cannot penetrate into the main vine!!! And, while I saw, and hand-picked off, several squash bugs and eggs early in the summer, I am incredulously seeing no more of them now in the mid-summer. That is wonderful! In addition, this squash is lovely to cook with. It is more durable and meaty than ordinary summer squashes, which normally turn to mush if cooked one second too long. This squash has more substance, and will even stand up to browning!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Marge 27 Aug 2014

12 out of 12 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!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By chimney swift 6 Mar 2014

16 out of 16 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.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By HouseonaHill 20 Jan 2014

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