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Squash, Zucchini Black Beauty Organic

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Summer type. Great to eat any way you cook it.

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Glossy black-green zucchini with creamy, white flesh. Plants have an open habit which makes for easy picking. Best picked when 6 to 8" long. Certified Organic Seed.
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Product properties

Days To Maturity The average number of days from when the plant is actively growing in the garden to the expected time of harvest.

50 days

Fruit Size The average size of the fruit produced by this product.

6-8 inches

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

36-48 inches

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

18-24 inches

Sow Method This refers to whether the seed should be sown early indoors and the seedlings transplanted outside later, or if the seed should be sown directly in the garden at the recommended planting time.

Direct Sow

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How to Sow

  • Sow seeds directly in the garden in fertile, warm soil in full sun after danger of frost has passed.
  • Be sure to choose an area when you did not plant squash or related crops within 2 years.
  • Sow 1-2 seeds about 36 inches apart. Cover with 1 inch of fine soil.
  • Firm lightly and keep evenly moist.
  • Seedlings emerge in 10-14 days.
  • Thin to one plant when seedlings have two sets of leaves.

How to Grow

  • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating. 
  • Squash plants have a shallow root system, mulches help retain soil moisture and maintain even soil temperatures.
  • Keep plants well-watered during the growing season, especially during dry spells. Plants need about 1-2 inches of rain per week during the growing season. Use a rain gauge to check to see if you need to add water. It's best to water with a drip or trickle system that delivers water at low pressure at the soil level. If you water with overhead sprinklers, water early in the day so the foliage has time to dry off before evening, to minimize disease problems. Keep the soil moist but not saturated.
  • Squash plants have both male and female flowers on the same plant. Male flowers will open first and the female flowers will open later.
  • Monitor for pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area.
  • Attract bee pollinators by planting daisies such as sunflowers, cosmos, zinnias and coneflower, and mints such as beebalm, sage, oregano and lavender. More bees mean more chances flowers will be pollinated and develop into fruits. Border squash plots with rows of beans, herbs, peppers and tomatoes.

Harvest & Preserving

  • Harvest when fruits are small and the skin is shiny. Harvest often. To keep summer squash producing pick all fruit at this stage. If fruit is allowed to mature the plant may stop producing.
  • To pick summer squash give the fruit a gentle twist until it snaps off.
  • Store summer squash in plastic bags in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  • Male squash blossoms are also delicious and sweet, try dipping in batter and frying.
Days To Maturity
50 days
Fruit Size
6-8 inches
Full Sun
36-48 inches
18-24 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Spring, Summer
Sow Time
After Last Frost
36 inches
Life Cycle
Squash, Zucchini Black Beauty Organic is rated 4.5714 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Zucchini ever I have grown many zucchinis in my time, but I have never seen a plant produce like this one does. We are getting 3-6lb zuchini every other day from the 2 plants we have planted. I am uploading one that we just got out of the gardent that weighed 5lbs and was delicious.
Date published: 2015-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Prolific, pretty, and tasty. I had such luck with these. They produced early and often. I had no disease or bug issues, and these tasty things just kept coming. I love this organic!
Date published: 2014-11-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Old Standby This one I have grown for years, and it continues to be a heavy and reliable producer as long as the pollination is there.
Date published: 2014-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big Zukes We have gotten many zucchini from the two plants we have. We've had so many we've gotten creative with recipes and also been able to give some away to friends, family and neighbours.
Date published: 2014-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Tasting Zucc out there! You will not be disappointed with this one!!!! This is one of the best tasting zucchinis I have had the pleasure to devour. Our 20 month old son was given the honors of eating the first of the crop. He eat a whole zucchini (along with the rest of his meal) in record time (all we did was steam it and add a pinch of salt and pepper). Since he loved it so much I was salivating for 3 days until the next one grew to be plucked. I know I will be dissapointed when they are all gone, but you'll certainly love em' while you got em'. Z
Date published: 2012-06-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Might Try again Next year GIGANTIC plant but the fruit didn't come. They got between 4-6 inches long then rotted. It happened with about 10 of them. I pulled up theplants with no luck and no zukes.
Date published: 2012-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Zucchini! I was very happy with how these turned out! They grew very very large, and I was afraid they'd be woody but they weren't at all. They were the best tasting zucchini I've ever eaten. I grew 5 plants but 2 didn't get enough sun and those did not produce any zucchini. I knew I was taking that chance when I planted them though, and the other 3 that did get good sunlight ended producing a lot of these giants!
Date published: 2012-02-19
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