The Old Farmer's Almanac Summer Squash Seeds (Black Beauty Zucchini)

Delicious, flavorful zucchini is the most popular of the summer squash. Black Beauty Zucchini are vigorous growers, providing plentiful glossy black-green fruits from 5-8 inches long. Each 7 Gram packet contains approximately 60 premium, non-GMO, heirloom seeds.
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Sow groups of 6-8 seeds, outdoors in full, sun 1-2 weeks after the average last frost date. Soil should be nutrient rich, warm (above 65° F), and moist, but well drained. When 2-3 leaves are apparent on each plant, thin to 2-3 plants per group. Water heavily and frequently; but to prevent disease, avoid getting leaves wet. Feed every 3-4 weeks. Plants will grow 12-24 inches tall and bushy. When harvesting cut, or clip, the fruit including some of the stem to preserve freshness.

For the best flavor and to encourage continued fruiting, harvest early and often, while the skins and seeds are tender.

Enjoy the blooms too! Zucchini's bright yellow blooms are edible and they look lovely on a plate or as part of a centerpiece.

Wit & Wisdom: Would you believe that pumpkins and zucchini come from the same species of plant? They're both cultivated varieties ("cultivars") of Cucurbita pepo. Read The Old Farmer's Almanac Squash & Zucchini Growing Guide!

The Old Farmer's Almanac Summer Squash Seeds (Black Beauty Zucchini)

Weight 7 Grams
Country of Origin United States
Packaging Packet
Seed Type Non-GMO, Premium, Heirloom
Growth Medium Soil
Life Cycle Annual
Hardiness Zone Tender
Seed Count Approximately 60 Seeds
When to Plant Late Spring
Packed for Year 2021
Scientific (Latin) Name Cucurbita Pepo
Planting Depth 1/2-1 Inch
Plant Spacing 3-4 Feet
Row Spacing 3-4 Feet
Time to Germination 10-14 Days
Time to Maturity / Harvest 55-65 Days
Fruit / Vegetable Size 12-24 Inches