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50 days. The classic dark-green summer squash that has made modern zucchini of this type popular. Introduced in the US markets in the 1920's, and seed companies started listing it in the 1930's. Delicious fried or baked; best picked young.
90.9% would recommend this item to a friend.
2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? Super easy to grow.
What are the cons? No dislikes
I tried these for the first time in 2013. I'm in the Mojave desert so heat is an issue. Well these beauties produced and produced and never stopped all summer long. Grew them in 4x4 raised bed with compost and worm casings. My original dirt is caliche can't grow anything in it, so I dig down and build up. These guys loved it. Buying more this year.
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By Marie B.
28 Feb 2014
6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? easy to grow, high yield
What are the cons? none
This is the second year I have planted the black beauty zucchini. I will plant it every year. Every other day I am bringing in at least 3 good sized squash from the 2 plants I have growing. We've had so much that we are having to discover new ways to cook it to not get bored with it.
10 Aug 2013
3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? Easy, Delicious and Prolific
What are the cons? Squash bugs love these!
This is one of my all time favorites in the summer veggie garden. They are very simple to grow and produce tons of squash. The only downside is that the plants are sensitive to damage from squash bugs and I always lose a few plants. I just plant extra to make up for it :)
9 Jul 2013
9 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:
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We planted this in the midst of a heat wave and drought, but they are actually thriving. I have so much, I've been slicing, shredding, freezing, turning into muffins, bread, etc. It's incredible. I've been giving tons of it away to family because we just have so much. These taste great, too! We did miss a few that grew into HUGE beasts, and I've read they lose flavor when that happens. I hate to waste stuff, so I shredded them and made zucchini bread - tasted great! So be sure to check under those huge, beautiful green leaves at least every couple of days because they grow FAST! I'm very happy with the yield and flavor and will definitely be planting this again next season.
6 Sep 2012
9 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:
This variety is early, good and prolific and consistant. It tolerated our cooler spring temperatures and is putting out the most squash in our heat, compared to the other 6 varieties I have growing.
By Lorri D
10 Aug 2012
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