Squash (Summer) Cucuzzi- Item #4722


Whimsical snake-shaped fruits are botanically gourds but are eaten like squash. Let vigorous vines grow over a trellis or arbor so the fruit can hang straight. If grown at ground level, fruit may curl into interesting shapes. Wonderful grilled, baked, or used as fall decoration.

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Additional information

Weight 3 g
Dimensions .125 × 3.25 × 4.5 in

Planting & Harvesting

Seed Depth: 1″ (25mm)

Plant Space: 24″ (61cm)

Row Space: 5′ (1.5m)

Sprouts In: 5-10 days

Plant outdoors in full sun in late spring after soil has warmed. Germinates poorly in soil temperatures below 70 degrees F. Provide a trellis or support at planting if desired. Squash prefers fertile soil and even moisture. Feed at planting with a complete, organic fertilizer.

Flavor is best when fruit is harvested young, at 8″ long and 2″ diameter. Pick frequently to keep plants producing. Older fruit over 8″ long can be roasted like eggplant.

Additional Information

Botanical Name: Lagenaria siceraria

Matures In: 75 days