PLEASE NOTE: Standard Franchi packets are sold out . We have 10 gram packs available packaged from our bulk FRANCHI seed. Use by date 06/2023, Lot No 125/xx , Packaged By The Italian Gardener.
This is a big plant, as are most Italian zucchini and is a good producer of grey/green fruit with very prominent ribs and an excellent flavour. Produces lots of flowers over a long season. The favourite of the River Café and Jamie Oliver. Can be used with pasta, in soups, and as antipasti.
Can be transplanted for an early crop, but you need to be careful not to disturb the roots. Set 4-5 seeds 1.5cm deep in a 15-20cm pot 3 weeks before set out date (last frost date). Thin to 2-3. Set out at 1m spacing in rows 2m apart. For direct seeding, sow 4-5 seeds/m , thin to 2-3. Keep well watered until germination (5-10 days). 55 days to produce fruit. 10g about 50 seeds.
NOTE: To meet quarantine requirements, this seed has been tested and found to be free of Cucumber Green Mottle Mosaic Virus. The price per packet has been increased to cover the cost of testing.