Pascola Zucchini is a hybrid, green zucchini variety with exceptional disease-resistance coupled with high yields. Pascola is resistant to powdery mildew, cucumber mosaic virus, watermelon mosaic virus and zucchini mosaic virus. This makes it a great option for hot and humid climates where disease pressure can escalate quickly in late spring/early summer. Due to the improved disease-resistance, Pascola may be grown into the summer months when disease pressure is typically higher.
Pascola Zucchini produces dark-green, slender zucchini fruits that average 7-8″ long and 2-2.5″ in diameter at peak flavor. Plants have an open, upright growing habit for easy harvesting. Plants are also nearly spineless which makes harvesting these zucchini squash a much more pleasant experience. In most climates, 3-4 crops of this variety can be succession planted throughout the warm growing season.
Squash may be direct seeded or transplanted, although we highly recommend direct seeding. To ensure a good stand, we recommend planting squash seeds every 12″ along the intended row. Once plants emerge, thin plants to one every 2 feet. Squash can be susceptible to plant diseases like downy mildew and powdery mildew if leaves receive excess moisture. As a result, we recommend using drip irrigation on squash to reduce plant moisture and feed plants more effectively. During periods of heavy rainfall, using a fungicide like Liquid Copper can help to alleviate disease pressure as well.
Squash are a crop that will require multiple harvests throughout the growing season. Regardless of variety, squash will have better flavor and texture when harvested on the small end of the spectrum. We recommend harvesting every 2-3 days to ensure no fruits become too large and unpalatable. When squash plants cease production, remove the plants from the garden to prevent any fungal spores from overwintering and becoming a problem in future years. Proper crop rotation is extremely important with all squash varieties to reduce disease and pest pressure.
Pascola Zucchini Planting Information
Planting Method: direct seed
When to Plant: after last frost
Planting Depth: 1/2″
Seed Spacing: 18-24″
Row Spacing: 5-6′
Days to Maturity: 45
Disease Resistance: Cucumber Mosaic Virus, Powdery Mildew, Watermelon Mosaic Virus, Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus