Black Beauty Zucchini Squash
- Best-selling summer squash
- Glossy, green-black skin
- Best when eaten under 8 inches
- Excellent variety for freezing
- Summer squash
- 45-65 days
(C. pepo) A 1957 All America Selections winner developed by John Scarchuk at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. Compact everbearing bush plants are loaded with glossy green-black fruits with firm white flesh. Best eaten when under 8" long. Excellent variety for freezing. 45-65 days.
Learn to Grow Black Beauty Zucchini Squash
Direct Seed: 1" Deep
Seeds to Hill: 6-8 Seeds
Thin: To 3-4 Plants
Light: Full Sun
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed. Hills should be spaced 6' apart in all directions. Can also be started indoors 3 weeks before transplanting out.
Ratings & Reviews
Heavy producer with a mild flavor
Highly productive with a mild taste. Holds up well during cooking. I've baked, fried, and grilled these with no problems. It does take up a good amount of space in the garden like most summer squash.
Seeds don't germinate
by NG Ellis
Only one seed germinated from a packet.
I am on my third year with this zucchini. It produces great-tasting squash. It keeps producing for a long time, too. The trick is to keep on top of harvesting or you will end up with giants in your garden!
I'm in zone 7b/8a. If you plant them correctly you will see the results you want. I planted in late April and with regular watering and fertilizing I started picking June 10th and will be covered up in excess within a few days.
Good starting out
by Jason (North Florida)
Near 100% germination with wet paper towel in a plastic bag. Fast growing. Very hardy in direct 90+ degree Florida sun. Plants grew large and quickly. Only a few Zucchini produced before 2 weeks of excessive rain caused the plants to fall over due to their size. With space at a premium (raised beds) didn't work out for me. At least in my neck of the woods they attracted a lot of gnats.