Variety from Italy
Variety from Italy
Italy is believed to be where Tonda Chiara di Toscana originates from. Tonda Chiara di Toscana is part of the Cucurbita genus and is a Zucchini variety. Its scientific name is Cucurbita pepo var. cylindrica 'Tonda Chiara di Toscana'. This variety is a Vegetable that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Tonda Chiara di Toscana is known for its Forb habit and growing to a height of approximately 90.0 cm (2.93 feet). This variety tends to bloom in early summer.
Tonda Chiara di Toscana Zucchini is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!
How to grow Tonda Chiara di Toscana
Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Tonda chiara di toscana is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Tonda chiara di toscana are Zone 3 and Zone 12. Tonda chiara di toscana tends to grow best in a soil ph of between 5.6 and 7.5 meaning it does best in weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil.
Growing Tonda chiara di toscana from seed
Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 2.93 feet (90.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.99 inches (2.54 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 15°C / 59°F to ensure good germination.
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Tonda chiara di toscana about 42 days before your last frost date.
Transplanting Tonda chiara di toscana
Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Tonda chiara di toscana is a tender plant.
By our calculations, you should look at planting out Tonda chiara di toscana about 14 days after your last frost date.
Harvesting Tonda chiara di toscana
This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by early summer.
Other Names for Zucchini 'Tonda chiara di toscana'
Round Pale Tuscan, Round Clear Tuscan
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