An old French heirloom zucchini that produces small, round, light green zucchini. Not particularly productive in comparison to more traditional, long fruited varieties, but what it lacks in production, it makes up many
An old French heirloom zucchini that produces small, round, light green zucchini. Not particularly productive in comparison to more traditional, long fruited varieties, but what it lacks in production, it makes up many times over in its excellent quality.
Ronde de nice is part of the Cucurbita genus and is a Zucchini variety. Its scientific name is Cucurbita pepo var. cylindrica 'Ronde de nice'. Ronde de nice is a heirloom variety.
50 days. The delicious, Italian heirloom round green zucchini, the fruit are very tender and fine flavored, an ideal squash for stuffing, A popular variety for home gardens and specialty growers. Vigorous, quick-growing plants.
The deep green leaves have silver veins.
Ronde de nice grows as an Annual and is a Vegetable. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Ronde de nice 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.
France is believed to be where Ronde de nice originates from.
Ronde de Nice Zucchini is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!
Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Ronde de nice is thought of as tender, so it is really important to ensure that the outside temperature is well above freezing before planting or moving outdoors. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 12 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Ronde de nice 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 Ronde de nice from seed
Look to ensure a distance 2.93 feet (90.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - bury at a depth of at least 0.99 inches (2.54 cm) deep. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 16°C / 61°F to ensure good germination.
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Ronde de nice about 42 days before your last frost date.
Transplanting Ronde de nice
Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Ronde de nice is a tender plant.
By our calculations, you should look at planting out Ronde de nice about 14 days after your last frost date.
Harvesting Ronde de nice
Best harvested at 3-6" diameter. Ready in 50 days.
This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by early summer.
Misspellings of Zucchini 'Ronde de nice'
Rond de Nice, Ronde di Nice, Rhonde de Nice
Other Names for Zucchini 'Ronde de nice'
Baby round, Tonda de nizza, De Nice A Fruit Rond, Round French