A sought after Italian heirloom grown around Rome for years.
The zucchini is gray-green, has fluted edges or ribs.
When cut these fluted edges give them a scalloped appearence.
The flavor is very rich and nutty.
Unique amongst summer squash.
Much better taste than hybrids.
Excellent raw or cooked.
Male blossoms used in many dishes.
Plants get big and Costata Romanesco generally doesn't produce as heavily as many squash so plant accordingly.
Harvest small for the best texture.
A real farmer's market favorite or gourmet eatery.