(Cucurbita pepo) 58 days. Organic Black Beauty Open Pollinated Summer Squash Zucchini is the most popular home garden variety. Organic Black Beauty is very productive and their fruits should be picked when young (About 6″ – 8″). Bush Type Plant
Planting Instructions for Organic Black Beauty Zucchini Seeds
Organic Heirloom / Open Pollinated Squash is a warm season crop, sensitive to frost and light freezes. Start Organic Heirloom / Open Pollinated Summer Squash Seeds indoors 3-4 wks. before last frost date or direct seed outdoors after danger of frost. Plant Heirloom / Open Pollinated Summer Squash in full sun. To direct seed, plant 6-8 Organic seeds 1″ deep in 1′ diameter hills, thinning to 3 or 4 plants at set of true leaves. Or plant Organic Summer Squash seeds in rows 1″ deep, 2′ apart. Keep rows and hills 6′ apart. Germination should occur in 5-10 days at 65-85°F. Keep soil just-damp during germination, or seeds may rot. In general Organic Heirloom / Open Pollinated Summer Squash have the best flavor and tenderness when picked young.