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

$4.50 - $23.00

Zucchino da Fiore. This is a dual-purpose variety that produces delicious zucchini if the flowers are pollinated. It is also the preferred variety for 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. 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 varieties that 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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Zucchino da Fiore. This is a dual-purpose variety that produces delicious zucchini if the flowers are pollinated. It is also the preferred variety for 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. 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 varieties that 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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Super-prolific! I had dozens of plants in my backyard that I had not intended to grow; they could easily take over. Fast grower with some vines 20' long and tons of flower. Also, the zucchini that it did make were green, smooth and squash shaped and delicious.
Posted by Domenico on 28th Aug 2020

One morning I picked 75 flowers. Had to find alot of different recipes.
Posted by karen on 13th Sep 2017

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.
Posted by Joan Tuttle on 30th Aug 2017