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Ronde de Nice Squash

In this Plant Profile, get specific details, including the characteristics and best uses of Ronde de Nice Squash, one of six Plant Profiles featured in our Summer Squash Collection.

Ronde de Nice Squash

Ronde de Nice Squash

As its name implies, Ronde de Nice (also known as Gourmet Globe or Round French) is usually round and it’s a speckled light green in appearance. This is a French heirloom squash dating back to the 19th century, which is pricier than others at the supermarket. Use this one for stuffing, grilling, or braising. It has good disease and insect resistance. Best when harvested at 1 to 4 inches wide.

Characteristics:

  • Sweeter than round zucchini
  • Has a meaty texture and rich flavor
  • Fruit is milky green colored

Have you ever grown Ronde de Nice, or do you think you might like to try it? Please tell us your thoughts on growing this French squash.

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