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PlantFiles: Zucchini, Courgette, Summer Squash
Cucurbita pepo 'Striata d'Italia'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucurbita (koo-KER-bih-ta) (Info)
Species: pepo (PEP-oh) (Info)
Cultivar: Striata d'Italia

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3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Zucchini (summer)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Days to Maturity:
41 to 50 days

Mature Skin Color:

Less than 1 pound (0.5 kg)


Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed


3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive midwestfarmwife On May 17, 2011, midwestfarmwife from Jamestown, OH wrote:

Very prolific zucchini, seeming to grow overnight! Can become quite large; good flavor and texture with eye appeal as well - dark green stripes on light green background. This is an heirloom zucchini, so seed CAN be collected and saved.

Positive molasses2 On Sep 22, 2010, molasses2 from Chicagoland, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

Prolific and tasty, even when larger.

Positive treytop On Nov 21, 2009, treytop from Northfield, VT wrote:

A strong grower and producer. Very flavorful when the fruits are small and as they get larger.

Neutral Farmerdill On Nov 16, 2007, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Open pollinated "Striped Italian" better known in the US as Cocozelle.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Downers Grove, Illinois
Jamestown, Ohio
Houston, Texas
Northfield, Vermont

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