2g / 10g
3306 Cucurbita pepo
An heirloom Italian-type of bush zucchini. Dark green with lighter green stripes. Similar to Costata Romanesca but without the pronounced ribes — it also matures in fewer days!
Also known as “Cocozella di Napoli”.
Cocozelle used to be grown for it’s prolific edible blossoms. Fancy chefs stuff blossoms with ricotta cheese (mix in herbs for more flavour), dip them in batter and deep or pan fry. Think there’s a fancy chef in you?