(60 days) Open-pollinated. Will Bonsall calls it “the only summer squash worth bothering with, unless you’re just thirsty.” Deeply striped and ribbed, Costata resembles Cocozelle, with a distinctive sweet mildly nutty flavor. Also a productive source for tasty male squash blossoms and good for stuffing even when the fruits get way oversized. Tender skin damages easily, a liability for commercial transport. Slower to bear and not as high yielding as hybrid varieties. However, resisted a severe PM epidemic and still bore lovely fruits on Sept. 10 in 2016. If you want to win the blue ribbon for largest summer squash at you