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Black Beauty Zucchini (Heirloom 55 Days)

4 reviews

An old heirloom zucchini from the 1920s. The classic, black-green fruit is very productive with a firm flavorful interior, very tasty raw, picked right from the plant. Harvest under 6-8 “ for the best quality or pick extremely young for gourmet baby zucchini. 

20 seeds



Cucurbita pepo

Germination: 4-10 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-85ºF

Seed Sowing Depth: 1/2-1" deep

Sowing Indoors: 3-4 weeks before the last frost. Provide 70-85ºF soil temperature. Sow 2-3 seeds per cell/pot. Sowing into individual biodegradable peat/cow pots reduces root damage when transplanting. Transplant 36-48" apart after the last frost. 

Sowing Outdoors: Sow after the last frost when the soil temperature is over 70ºF. Sow a few seeds every 36-48". 

Harvest: Check and harvest a few times a week. Cut or kindly twist off fruit, starting at a 3-4”.

Tips: Plant in fertile soil, amended with compost or well-rotted manure, and keep well watered. They benefit from growing on black plastic and by using row covers for weed, insect control, and more rapid growth.

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  • June 1st
Deanna B.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Good germination and service

Seed germinated very well. We had adequate rainfall so they came up with very little extra watering. Plants have done okay considering we have been in moderate drought conditions for June and July. Their production has been slow and minimal. But the zucchini I have harvested has been good. I have ordered from Pine tree Seed for many years Their service has always been very good.

James L.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Pine tree way to good tesults

Great products fast delivery !

Noreen K.
I recommend this product
Black Beauty Summer Squash never disappoint!

I love how quickly the Black Beauty grows. Today is June 1st and I picked my first zucchini. It was about 8 or 9 inches long and I just washed and diced it for a pasta dish I was making. Wonderful flavor and am looking forward to more. Will be freezing some this year for stews and such in the winter.

United States
Waiting for Sporing

IN the Chicago land area, spring is slow coming. As of May 1 I have not planted anything. My park district garden plot has just been prepared for the 2018 season. Only time will tell how the seeds will produce.