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 goooood 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
Direct seed or transplant outdoors after last frost
or 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.