Every year we trial several new open-pollinated zucchinis, looking for varieties that compete with the hybrids without sacrificing flavor and texture. Genovese beautifully fits the bill. An Italian variety with pastel-green skin and no ribbing. Much higher yielding than other open-pollinated Italian summer squash, with an open growth habit that makes for easy harvesting. The flavor is rich and the texture smooth and tender – even when slightly overgrown! The thin skin makes for great eating but not so great shelf-life, so perhaps choose a different squash for your wholesale accounts. This squash should be consumed close to home for maximum enjoyment. Grown by Adaptive Seeds
Days to Maturity: 55
Latin name: Cucurbita pepo
Life cycle for seed saving: Annual
Direct seed or transplant outdoors after last frost nor start indoors 3 weeks before transplant. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 75-85°. Seeding depth: ½”. Plant spacing: 18-24”. Row Spacing: 5-6 ft.
All of our seed is Non-GMO and Certified Organic by Washington State Department of Agriculture. We grow the majority of our varieties here at Deep Harvest Farm on Whidbey Island while we purchase the rest from other small, organic Northwest seed growers. Finally, all of our offerings are open-pollinated (OP) so that you too can save and share seed from these plants!