Squash - Bianco Lungo - Courgettes Bianca Di Sicilia Zucchini Italian Heirloom White Squash NonGMO Vegetable
Lungo Bianco di Sicilia is an Italian heirloom variety that has a very pale green, almost white skin, and it is a slender zucchini, though it gets bulbous towards the end opposite the stem. When small, the zucchini will have no ribbing, but ribbing appears as they grow larger.
This variety is a very popular, and a hard to find squash variety, which is also known as Bianco Lungo Cylindrical, and just to confuse things...it is sometimes known as Zucchini Lungo Bianco. This summer squash has a sweet, mild flavour.
Bianco Lungo has a bush type growing habit that makes it an excellent choice for small gardens and containers, and is an excellent producer. Harvest fruits when they are about 8 inches long.
- Full Sun
- Soil: nutrient rich and well draining
- Sow direct outdoors under cover (protected) from mid spring, 3 to 4 seeds 1in deep, in a 3in pot in good compost, and thin later to the best one or two plants per clump.
Transplant no later than 3 weeks after seeding as cucumbers have a tap root that can be easily damaged. Ensure the weather is warm if planting outside, ensuring a sheltered and sunny position.
To avoid bitterness, keep plants evenly moist at all times.
Can be trained on a trellis to save garden space or left to roam.
Keep them picked and they’ll keep producing
- OR start seeds indoors 3 to 4 weeks before the last frost date. Sow the seeds 1/2 to 1 in deep. Transplant seedlings outdoors 2 to 3 weeks after the last frost.
- Germinates 7 to 14 days
- Spacing: 12 to 18 in apart.
- Maturity 70 days
- Seed Count: 20