Zucchini Black Beauty Squash Seed

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Time-honored, dark-green summer squash. Delicious sautéed, fried or baked, or in soups, salads and casseroles. Flowers can be stuffed and deep-fried, a classic French delicacy. Its versatility is hard to beat. Best picked young, at 5-6”. The more you pick, the more you get! Fast-growing plants require a lot of real estate, but the returns are exceptional: one plant can produce up to 10 pounds of squash. A must for any kitchen garden. Photo courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seed.

  • Days to germinate: 5-10
  • Days to maturity: 50
  • Start indoors 2-3 weeks before last frost. Sow ½” deep in sterile planting medium.
  • Transplant spacing: 24-48” – do not disturb roots when transplanting
  • Sow outdoors after the last frost
  • Seed spacing: 24-48”
  • Seed depth: 1”
  • Produce size: Best picked when 5-6” long; large fruits will be seedy/mealy
  • Yield: Up to 10 lbs. per plant
  • Mature plant height: 18-24”
  • Suitable for container growing: No
  • Year of discovery: 1920s; originated in Italy

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