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60-70 days. Black Beauty Zucchini Summer Squash Seeds. Cucurbita pepo. Non-GMO. Open Pollinated. AKA: Courgette. One of the most productive crops to ever find its way into the home garden, Black Beauty zucchini summer squash seeds will produce vigorously well up until the frost. Harvest Black Beauty zucchini often as fruits are most tender and delicious when about 6-8", but seeds quickly produce 18-24" long zucchini if left out in the garden even for a few extra days. ~230 seeds/oz.
How to Grow Black Beauty Zucchini Summer Squash from Seed
Summer squash thrives from frequent harvests and, if left unattended for even a day or two, will surprise with huge fruit. Summer squash seeds are a full sun staple able to be sown directly after final spring frost but, for earliest starts, begin indoors 3-4 weeks prior. Plant 2-3 squash seeds 1" deep per cell, 4-6" apart in organic, moist, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.5-7.0.
Whether transplanting or sowing direct, plant summer squash seeds on 6-8" tall mounds of soil to accommodate heavy vegetation. Seeds germinate in 4-14 days, thinning out best starts and indoors transplants to 24-36" apart per mound. Summer squash benefits from a top layer of mulch to help cool soil and roots. Fertilize after the first set of blooms appear and again during fruiting stage. Squash becomes starchy and less flavorful when 18-24" long.
Black Beauty Zucchini Summer Squash in the Vegetable Garden
Summer squash boasts one of the most productive, reliable, and fastest growing crops available in the summer. Whether zucchini, crookneck, cousa, or Mexican squash, once these sun-loving squashes start fruiting, they"ll continue producing non-stop all the way until the frost. Summer squash thrives from frequent harvests and, if left unattended for even a day or two, is notorious for spitting out unexpected 18-24" monsters when you weren"t looking.
Speedy and bountiful growth, Black Beauty squash is best reaped while skin is tender and crop is not too mature " about 5-8" in length and about 3" in diameter. Container growing is possible in a pot about 16 - 18" deep, with good drainage, an abundant source of light, adequate moisture, and recommended nutrients. Avoid watering leaves, to prevent plant diseases. Seeds are typically fertile for at least four years.
Harvesting Black Beauty Zucchini Summer Squash
Summer squash is one of the fastest, most productive crops in the garden and, with frequent harvests, will continue to produce all the way until the frost. Most varieties are ready to harvest 50-60 days from sowing or ideally when 6-8" long. Summer squash will quickly reach a starchy and less flavorful 18-24" long if not harvested promptly. Using shears or a knife, carefully clip off fruits at the stem. Do not harvest young and tender squash by twisting or pulling.
A wonderful dark-green turning to nearly black when fully mature. Semi-spineless with an open growth habit. Black Beauty squash best harvested at 8".
About Black Beauty Zucchini Summer Squash Seeds
Cucurbita pepo. (62 Days) AKA: Dark Green Zucchini Squash or Courgette.
Black Beauty squash was introduced 1957.
Good freezing, but best served fresh from the garden, the white flesh makes wonderful dishes your family will thank you for!
Black Beauty squash makes great beer battered blossoms!
"This early and prolific heirloom variety has been exceedingly popular for its very dark green skin and creamy white flesh. The fast-growing plants are very easy to grow and will continue to produce abundantly through the summer if picked continuously."
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