Botanical Interests Summmer Black Beauty Zucchini Squash Seeds
Black Beauty Zucchini is an heirloom squash with very tender, creamy white, flavorful flesh. The prolific squash grow on compact bush type plants and can be harvested as "baby vegetables" or allowed to grow as long as 6" before eating. They can be steamed, grilled, sautéed, eaten raw in salads, and made into relish or breads. If left on the vine too long, zucchinis can grow to the size of a small state (but are somewhat pithy to eat). We have found that baseball bat-sized zucchinis make wonderful doorstops during winter, but you can always resort to the old-fashioned method of dropping your excess crop on your neighbor's doorstep, ringing the doorbell, and then running before they grow that big! If you have a small garden and are worried about having too many zucchinis, try growing the plants in large containers. Production may be somewhat slower in that environment and allow you to pick and eat as the squash mature. This packet plants: 4 hills or 11 plants after thinning.
When to plant outside: RECOMMENDED. Spring, 2-4 weeks after the average last spring frost date and when soil temperatures have risen above 60 degrees.
When to start inside: Not recommended. In very short season climates, you can sow indoors 3-4 weeks before the average last spring frost date. Sow in individual pots for direct planting.
Contents: Cucurbita - pepo