Black Beauty squash is a garden classic! These delectable smooth-skinned zucchini grow in abundance in a happy garden. This variety is prized for its compact growing habits and disease resistance.
Squash, Black Beauty ORGANIC
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Black Beauty squash is a garden classic! These delectable smooth-skinned zucchini grow in abundance in a happy garden. Great for all gardeners! Fruits can be eaten as baby zucchini or allowed to grow larger for more durable fruits. This extremely prolific zucchini is great for freezing and adding to your soups and stir-fries in the wintertime. This variety is prized for its compact growing habits and disease resistance.
Suggested Planting Requirements: Squash needs deep mounds of organic matter, rich soil, and heavy, consistent watering. Mulching can help improve the moisture retention in your soil and allow for more time between watering. On our farm, we use as much mulch as we can to try and keep moisture in the soil during our hot dry summers. All squash are extremely frost sensitive, so use plastic mulches to heat soils in early spring and row covers to protect from frost at both ends of the growing cycle, especially in short summer growing seasons. Avoid overhead watering to prevent powdery mildew. Any squash can be planted in 20” container if space is limited.
Growing Recommendations: Start seeds indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost, or sow seed directly once soils are at least 70°F. Row covers can be utilized for a pest barrier if you have issues with animals in your garden.
Harvesting & Storage: Can be harvested when very small for baby zucchini or harvested when 4″-7″ to keep production high and for best flavor. The more you harvest, the more new fruits you will get.
|Days to Germination:||7-14|
|Days to Maturity:||65-70+|
|Height at Maturity:||1’|
|Lighting Requirements:||Full Sun|
Package Weight: 2 gram
Approximate seed count per packet: 18 seeds
Sows about 10′ Row (This takes into account thinning.)
|Dimensions||0.00 × 0.00 × 0.00 in|