Gourd Cucuzi Italian Snake - Ornamental Collection. Cucuzzi is a long green Italian gourd. Use the Cucuzi peeled and diced. The dish with wheat pasta and grilled chicken or Italian sausage is worth trying! For more recipes visit the site www.recipezaar.com and search for Italian Cucuzza. From mid spring until early summer in open ground in a seedbed. Plant out in well manured soil.