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Bossa Nova Zucchini

Cucurbita pepo 'Bossa Nova'

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Bossa Nova Zucchini (Cucurbita pepo 'Bossa Nova') at Roger's Gardens

Bossa Nova Zucchini fruit

Bossa Nova Zucchini fruit

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Height:  3 feet

Spacing:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)


A beautiful compact bushy variety that produces earlier and longer than others; high yields of 8" long, light green zucchini with dark green stipes and mottling; mild and sweet flavor, perfect for roasting, stuffing, frying and everything in between

Edible Qualities

Bossa Nova Zucchini is an annual vegetable plant that is commonly grown for its edible qualities. It produces light green long fruit with dark green variegation and creamy white flesh which can be harvested at any point. The fruits have a mild taste.

The fruit are most often used in the following ways:

  • Eating When Cooked/Prepared
  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Freezing

Planting & Growing

Bossa Nova Zucchini will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. When planted in rows, individual plants should be spaced approximately 4 feet apart. This vegetable plant is an annual, which means that it will grow for one season in your garden and then die after producing a crop.

This plant is typically grown in a designated vegetable garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Bossa Nova Zucchini is a good choice for the vegetable garden, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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