August 29, 2013

Accidental survival food storing – meet my 12 months old organic zucchini…

Believe me or not, the zucchini you see on the photo is 12 months old. I grew it last summer organically means no killer spraying, no artificial fertilizers. All natural.
I don’t want to say that if you follow this path you will be able to store your zucchinis for 12 months. I rather see it as kind of surprise, because I never had such case with any courgette or pumpkin I have grown before.

This zucchini was too big to eat at once, so I placed it in the basement. And forgot about it, as it was the only fresh food I stored for winter.
Then I saw it many times late spring and later, but I was thinking it is already gone and I was scared it will fall apart if I touch it and it will make big mess.

Late spring came the moment of truth and decided to move it to compost heap, but after touching it seemed to be perfectly fine. After close inspection there was no sign this courgette is gone bad. So you see it before and after cutting. 

It is somewhat dryish inside, but there is no trace of rot, mold or any other kind of passing away…

Believe me I have placed it in the cellar 12 months ago and here it is. Even I almost can’t believe it.

I don’t know why, but after I placed it for photograph, Aslan immediately came and  top lay down next to it. Any idea why?

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FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What a huge zucchini!

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Kylee Baumle said...

That's kind of crazy! But every now and then, this kind of thing happens. I'll bet you could use it in bread. ;-)111

Ewa said...

FlowerLady, it grew so big, because it was hiding under the leaves... that's why also it went to cellar...

Ewa said...

Kylee, what do you mean 'use it in bread'?

Claude said...

Zucchini bread is a very American recipe, although more like a pound cake or fruitcake than bread. There are recipes all over the internet, I'm sure. I'd use that zucchini to make fried fritters