Zuchetta Serpente di Sicilia - Serpent of Sicily. Sometimes called cucuzzi or gagootza. It is actually a gourd (it has white flowers rather than yellow like squash), but is grown and eaten like a summer squash. Much favored by people from Southern Italy. Fruit can grow up to three feet long, but tastes best when picked young, no more than 12 inches. Vigorous grower with long vines so leave plenty of room. Vines can easily run 25 feet; does well on a terrace. Pinch the growing tips of the vines and saute them in olive oil; they are very tasty that way. Plant in hills about six feet apart, four seeds per hill and thin to two or three plants. About 70-75 days. 6 gram packet; approximately 30-40 seeds.