Classic dark-green summer squash that is very popular. Black Beauty Zucchini is delicious fried or baked; best picked young. (50 days)
Each packet contains approximately 20 seeds.
Grow winter squash and pumpkins in very rich soil, amended with manure, compost or other rich source of plant nutrients. Plant in rows, 5 to 8 feet in both directions, sowing one seed for every 6 to 12 inches. May also plant in hills, 5 seeds per hill, with the hills 6 to 8 feet apart, thinning to three plants.
Full sun, ample moisture and insect control when necessary should allow good production from these vigorous plants. Harvest in autumn when skins are too tough to be easily punctured with a thumbnail.