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Re: cucuzzi squash
« Reply #20 on: April 22, 2016, 09:46:46 AM »
I'll look into the stucco netting. I thought about leaning a fence panel against the old swing set but I hate to give up a fence panel for the season. My seeds came from a guy at work who is related to some family that grows cucuzzi professionally...which sounds kind of weird. I have never even seen a live cucuzzi in person, every year I try something new -- a little garden strange.
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Re: cucuzzi squash
« Reply #21 on: April 22, 2016, 12:28:28 PM »
Please excuse ma ignorance, but isn't that the pale flat round squash kinda like a bumpy flying saucer?   

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« Reply #22 on: April 22, 2016, 12:53:30 PM »
Christopher cordaro in ruston , la. [I think] has worlds largest  commercial cucuzza farm in world .. google cucuzza and should find his web site. even have a song about cucuzza on his site...  they come in different shapes and sizes .. the ones I have are club shaped , one I let grow fell off vine after frost .. it was 28 inches long and 24 inches around at bottom.. best picked 12 to 18 in. cordardo's grow long and skinny like a hot dog.. can eat with seeds if they are picked smaller.. my vines grew up trellis 6 ft. and than down cattle panels 16 ft. and added an old ladder 8 ft long and they wanted more.. planted after hot spell last year. they love hot weather from what I heard.. planting this year in a big pot by middle of fence in front yard about 20 ft. each way. they are getting ready to climb now , leaves as big as dinner plate.

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Re: cucuzzi squash
« Reply #23 on: April 22, 2016, 12:57:50 PM »
man I got my seeds from in fordache , his grow down fence ,on  the ground , up trees 15 20 ft. tall.. don't know how long one would eventually get

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Re: cucuzzi squash
« Reply #24 on: April 22, 2016, 01:00:23 PM »
Please excuse ma ignorance, but isn't that the pale flat round squash kinda like a bumpy flying saucer?
  the one I have is a pale green and smooth skin. cucuzza supposed to mean Italian squash  , I believe

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Re: cucuzzi squash
« Reply #25 on: April 22, 2016, 02:19:32 PM »
Please excuse ma ignorance, but isn't that the pale flat round squash kinda like a bumpy flying saucer?

What you are describing is Patty Pan squash.  Cuccuza squash are long and slender, Some are long but big around at the bottom.  Google them.

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Re: cucuzzi squash
« Reply #26 on: April 22, 2016, 02:37:55 PM »
LakeRat, check your messages. I would like to see some recipes to make with Cucuzzi. Anybody have a good one to share?

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Re: cucuzzi squash
« Reply #27 on: April 22, 2016, 06:55:58 PM »
this site has 11.  apparently you can use it just like you would zucchini.

http://www.food.com/search/cucuzza

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Re: cucuzzi squash
« Reply #28 on: August 11, 2017, 10:26:48 AM »
i am excited to report that the cucuzza growing on the lattice on my porch are growing!  i am going to let one or 2 get to a couple feet and then pick.  one i want to leave and let it grow to see how long it grows.   :P
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Re: cucuzzi squash
« Reply #29 on: August 15, 2017, 02:48:46 PM »
I grew those for a couple of years. They grow fast and spread fast. My trellis was the cheap 8' landscape post from HD, I set the post in the ground about 20'' paralleled them about 4' apart then about 10'  apart down about 50' at the garden's edge then   used cheap 3/8 rope zig zagged from the post to post top real tight. I sent seeds to someone on the forum but the name escapes me. They do get lots of attention


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