First ship date is March 22. Free shipping with $35 purchase! Please note: We now ship via UPS.

52 days. Open pollinated Italian heirloom. Produces high-quality, fluted fruits that are dark green with lighter flecks, and have a delicious flavor and firm texture. The striped and mottled skin stays tender even to 18″, though in Italy they are picked at 4″-5″ with the blossoms still attached. Large production of male blossoms for stuffing, too. One of the highest quality and best tasting zucchini types that we have grown. Production is lower than more modern zucchinis, though, but the quality and flavor are worth it.

We ship every Monday and Tuesday, from late March through late May, to the 48 contiguous states. We schedule your shipment to arrive just after the last frost date for your area. We will send an email from our farm ( within 24 hours of receiving your order informing you of your shipping date. You are welcome to change the shipping date. Just let us know when you want them.

Our plants are sustainably raised. We use only organic soil, fertilizers and sprays if needed. We have been growing and selling plants since 1997.

Our plants are shipped in individual 3″ deep pots. They are ready to be planted out in your garden.

We package our plants with extreme care so they arrive undamaged at your doorstep. Each plant is tucked into its own padded sleeve. The soil in each pot is covered so it will not spill out. A plant tag identifying the variety is included with each plant.