Tonda Nizza Summer Squash Seeds - (Cucurbita pepo)

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SKU:
V1138
Seed Count:
Approx 25 seeds per pack
Days to Maturity:
45 days
Type:
Summer
Status:
Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
$3.15

Description

Tonda Nizza Summer Squash - "Round of Nice"

Early maturing, round, light-green thin-skinned fruits on a bush plant with a flavor all its own.  Pick these "courgettes" at golf-ball size and up before skin begins to darken. The more you pick, the more you get. 

Classified as a summer pumpkin not a zucchini. Although it is eaten like a zucchini! Can be grown as a fall pumpkin if space is at a premium but it is does not have a super orange rind. Gorgeous foliage plant with huge leaves mottled with silver.

History

A summer pumpkin, not a zucchini. Appears to be Vilmorin's "Courge de Nice a fruit rond." The Vilmorin Andrieux catalog of 1902 says of it, "en Provence, on la consomme demi-formee, au printemps"; in Provence, it is eaten semiformed in spring. 

Uses

Great for grilling, stuffing, frying or using in parmigiana instead of eggplant.

GROWING TIP

Sow 5 seeds per hill, 4' apart. Thin to the best 2-3 plants. Squash seeds dislike cold soil. It's better to wait until the soil is warm to plant the seeds.

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2 Reviews

  • 3
    Not my favorite

    Posted by Jeff Lauffer, AZ on Jul 20th 2017

    This grew and produced very well for me all summer long. Very fast and abundant. What is golf ball in size today is a softball in size the next. I like them better at the golf ball stage. The larger ones tended to be spongy on the inside and when cooked give up a lot of liquid, so it didn't work so well when breaded. I am still working on my garden soil so I will try them again and see if they come out any different next year.

  • 5
    Best we ever had

    Posted by Jack on Jul 20th 2017

    Love the tonda nizza. If you love fried zucchini this is the plant. You can even freeze it and fry them back up and they're perfect.

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