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Squash Lunga Di Napoli heirloom organic

€3,50 EUR

Lunga di Napoli squash is an italian heirloom variety from Naples. It is also known as Long of Naples, Piena di Napoli, Courge Pleine d’Alger, and Courge Pleine de Naples. Lunga di Napoli is a large winter squash with an elongated neck and a slightly bulbous end just like the butternut squash. Lunda Di Napoli is known for its enormous size ranging from 60-120 cm and weighing between 20 and 70 pounds. It has a dark green skin when mature, a fabulous texture, and a dense orange flesh. Lunga di Napoli squash is ideal for baking, boiling, sautéing, steaming, and roasting. A truly versatile winter vegetable for the gourmet gardener.

Scientific Name: cucurbita moschata

Plant Life Cycle: annual

Optimal Germination Temperature: 18C

Germination time in days: 7-14 Days

Indicative Days to maturity: 90-100 days

Sunlight: Full sun

Soil requirement: rich, well-drained soil

Sowing and cultivation: Sow indoors from late March through April if growing in the greenhouse, or late April through May to transplant outdoors.Sow direct outdoors from late May. Seeds should be planted 2 cm deep in good size pots, 1-2 seeds per pot/cell. Thin to keep the strongest seedling. When large enough to handle, transplant seedlings into bigger pots.Place in a propagator before transplanting outside. Leave 60-80 cm between the plants