Zucchino da Fiore / San Pasquale - Edible Flower (146-57)

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Zucchino da Fiore. A variety of zucchini that produces a large number of flowers (squash blossoms), which are popular in Italian cuisine. They are often stuffed with cheese, breaded, and fried for an appetizer, or sliced into ribbons on salads and casseroles. This variety will set fruit if the flowers are pollinated, and the fruits are perfectly edible. But if you want only flowers, cover the plants with row cover to prevent insect pollination and pick the blossoms every day or two. They are at their best first thing in the morning when they just begin to open. Plant is a runner (like most which produce many flowers) so give 5 feet or so between hills. Transplants: Start seed in individual containers 2-3 weeks before final frost date and transplant carefully to avoid root damage when soil is warm. Direct seed: Grow in hills, 5-6 seeds in a 7-8 inch circle and thin to 2-3 plants. Space hills 5 feet apart. Or sow 3 seeds per foot in a row and thin to one plant per 12 inches. Space rows 6 feet apart. 3 gram packet - about 25 seeds.

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Reviews (6)

karen 13th Sep 2017

never a day without flowers

One morning I picked 75 flowers. Had to find alot of different recipes.

Joan Tuttle 30th Aug 2017

Fantastic for cooking

After many years, I have found the best Zucchini da Fiore -- Edible Flower seeds. I have them in pots and every day pick some and saute them, either to use then with scrambled eggs or to freeze for use during the winter. They are extremely large and produce many flowers--I am extremely grateful for Seeds from Italy for finding and offering them to us. I just need other recipes, please.

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SKU:
146-57

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