[gardeners] Cucuzzi, aka Italian edible squash

George Shirley (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Tue, 09 Jun 1998 19:49:49

Had my first cucuzzi tonight for dinner, yep, that's all, cucuzzi, onions,
and garlic. Taste is very near zucchini but a little sweeter. Cut one that
was 12-14 inches long and about 3/4 inch in diameter then noticed one
hiding in the huge leaves. It was 2 feet long and about 1.5 inches in
diameter. Sliced them both and the skin was tender, the seeds were not
formed yet, so cooked 'em and et 'em. Want to thank that Lawndale woman for
suggesting them. The cucuzzi and the cushaw are the only two squashes the
borers didn't kill. The cushaw are supposed to be susceptible to borers but
haven't noticed any yet. 

It's hot out yonder y'all.