Black Beauty Zucchini Squash

Black Beauty Zucchini Squash Seeds (48 Days)

  • Black Beauty squash was introduced 1957.
  • A wonderful dark-green turning to nearly black when fully mature.
  • Semi-spineless with an open growing habit.
  • Black Beauty squash best harvested at 8″.
  • Good freezing, but best served fresh from the garden, the white flesh makes wonderful dishes your family will thank you for!
  • Black Beauty squash makes great beer battered blossoms!
Seed Planting Depth Seeds per ounce Germination Temperature Days to Germination Row Spacing Plant Spacing 100′ Row Yield Sun
1″ 90-110 75-90 3-10 48″ 24-36″ 100 lb. Full

Planting Tips For Heirloom Summer Squash Seeds:

Heirloom summer squash are warm weather crops, as the name implies and the germination temperature verifies.  Only plant once the soil temperature warms to at least 70 degrees.  Mounding up small hills will create the right soil consistancy and allow the soil to warm quicker.  Mix in a shovelful of compost with handfulls of bone meal and wood ash to create the perfect soil environment for these heirloom seeds.

Plant 3-6 heirloom squash seeds per hill.  Once they have shown true leaves and grown in size, you should thin out to the 3 strongest plants.  Remember, harvest these summer squash continually in order to keep the plant producing.

Seed Care tips for Heirloom Summer Squash:

Heirloom seeds are hardy but always take care with your garden seeds to give them the appropriate amount of moisture – not letting the vegetable seeds dry out prematurely or overwatering and possibly having them rot.

(source: Sustainable Seed Company)

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