Black Beauty Zucchini Squash

Cucurbita pepo | SKU: 1303A
5 Reviews
$3.25 to $390.00
  • Best-selling summer squash
  • Organic
  • Glossy, green-black skin
  • Best when eaten under 8 inches
  • Excellent variety for freezing
  • Summer squash
  • 45-65 days

$3.25 to $390.00

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Item Details

(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

5 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


Only one seed germinated from a packet.

Good producer


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!

Great seed.


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


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.