Tonda Nizza Squash or "Round of Nice" Early maturing, round, light-green thin-skinned fruits for grilling, stuffing, frying or using in parmigiana instead of eggplant.
Pick these "courgettes" at golf-ball size and up before skin begins to darken. The more you pick, the more you get. Deliciously different bush variety with a flavor all its own.
Sow 5 seeds per hill, 4 feet apart. Thin to best 2-3 plants.
Squash seeds dislike cold soil. It's better to wait until the soil is warm to plant the seeds.
Also, squash and melons don't like to have their roots disturbed, so when thinning out seedlings in hills, cut the stems of those you want to remove, rather than pulling them out.
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.
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.