Zucchini – a cross between 8ball and Striata di Italia

After weeks of “May gray” the sun has finally come out and the vegetables are kicking into high gear. Some things are growing so fast that I swear you can hear them.

Touring the vegetable garden I can see that among those veggies leaping into action are the zucchini and cucumber. The zucchini are a cross between 8-ball and Striata di Italia, which I’ve found to be a nice combination of mid-sized fruit with small seeds, and a compact bush habit.

The cucumbers are Delikatesse, an open pollinated German heirloom that works both as a pickle when small, and a good slicer when large.

Delikatesse cucumber, a German heirloom that’s good for pickles and as a slicer