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Cucuzzi is a descendant of ancient bottle gourds first discovered in West Africa. The gourds were introduced to the Mediterranean region, where Cucuzza was cultivated through natural breeding. This heirloom variety was quickly adopted as a staple produce in southern Italy. 


Cucuzzi is very similar to zucchini or summer squash when young but stores much longer. Cucuzzi can grow up to 48 inches long but are best eaten when they are 12–18 inches long. This must grow veggie is a vining variety so it needs to be trellised.


Plant next to dill, garlic, parsley, borage, marigolds, mint, oregano, rosemary, thyme, calendula, bee balm, catnip, catmint, zinnias, and snapdragons to repel harmful pests, attract predatory insects and pollinators. Interplant with peas and beans to add nitrogen to the soil and balance pH levels. Squash provides shade to radishes and other small root vegetables. Don't grow next to potatoes or pumpkins.


Starter will be in a 4" reusable nursery pot.

  • Pick Up Info

    Shipping is not available for live plants.

    We will keep your plants thriving until right before it's time for you to plant them in your garden.  Orders will be ready to pick up at our farm in Greenwood Springs, Mississippi, March-May. 

    Orders over $200 can be scheduled for free, front-door delivery to Monroe County, MS. customers.  We'll also have a few delivery drops in North Columbus and Tupelo and are happy to meet customers with any order size at our drop locations.

Ready to pick up in March - May
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