Zucchini (Cucurbita pepo 'Black Beauty') in the Gourds, Squashes and Pumpkins Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Fruiting Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Summer
Uses: Vegetable
Edible Parts: Fruit
Flowers
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Days to germinate: 10-14
Depth to plant seed: 1 inch
Sow in situ
Other info: Direct sow after frost. Space seeds 36" apart. Harvest in 50 days.
Pollinators: Various insects

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Photo gallery:
Location: Beautiful Tennessee Date: June 8, 2014
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5Date: 2011-09-28Always a Great Producer
By chelle
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Location: In my gardenDate: 2011-07-29
By Calif_Sue
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-08-05
By chelle
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Location: My PlaceDate: August 19, 2013Ideal Size For Me: Tender Flesh
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Location: My GardensDate: August 23, 2013A Male Flower
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Location: AZDate: June 2016Growing like a weed
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-08-11
By chelle
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Courtesy Annie's Heirloom Seeds
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Courtesy Sustainable Seed Company
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 Photo Courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Used with permissi
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Comments:
Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Jan 6, 2014 2:53 PM

Open bush habit allows an easier harvest of this traditional dark green zucchini. Mellow flavor. The blossoms can be batter fried.

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Posted by farmerdill (Augusta Georgia - Zone 8a) on May 15, 2015 1:51 PM

A 1957 black-green, open pollinated zucchini from the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, Storrs, Connecticut. Very dark green cylindrical type that has a high gloss at edible stage. Vine is vigorous and productive. Competitive with similar OP types like Fordhook.

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