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Zucchini Black Beauty Squash (20 seeds) (SSQ120) $2.50
BULK SEED 100 (SSQ120B) $5.00

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Zucchini Black Beauty Squash

         
 
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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 1920s, and seed companies started listing it in the 1930s. Delicious fried or baked; best picked young.
 
Zucchini Black Beauty Squash
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 23
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0

87.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
JH
Location:
Portland, OR, United States
Date:
August 31, 2018
          4.0
 
Works reasonably well in PNW
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Yield, flavor, fruit size

What are the cons? Disease resistance

Review:

Started from seeds a few months ago. Grows fairly well considering I had it in part shade, but it was slow to get going for quite a while. Not the best soil ever but reasonably good and fertilized regularly. For the first month after germinating it frequently looked like it was about to die. Leaves starting to wilt, curling, leaves turning yellow, then drying out and dying completely. Not very disappointed, but I would expect more from one plant. My friend in the exact same climate area has zucchinis (not 100% sure which type)) where the plants are about 8 feet wide and 5 feet tall, just completely loaded with squash. Then again, they were growing on a pile of solid aged horse manure. Not 100% thrilled but probably will grow again to see if I can find a way to make it grow better.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Scott
Location:
Little Falls, MN, United States
Date:
August 28, 2018
          5.0
 
Prolific
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Yield, taste, quick growth

What are the cons? None

Review:

These grew, and produced like wildfire this year for me. One plant of the 4 I planted didn't do as well, but I think that's more an indication of poor soil. The other 3 produced so much that the family is almost tired of eating these, and my wife is definitely sick of freezing and canning it. The plants, while sprawling, retained their bush form, and stayed relatively within their areas. I did have to prune them up some in early August when they slowed down production, but once I pruned the older leaves that were on the ground and under the other plants, they took right off again. Compared to last year's zucchini, this has far exceeded expectations. Last year we planted transplants early, and got poor production and early death. This year we planted seeds (later than we wanted) and they did awesome. I will be continuing to plant this variety every year. Maybe this was just a great year for zucchini, but these were awesome!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Sonia
Location:
Bel Air, MD, United States
Date:
August 23, 2018
          3.0
 
Not a good year for this one
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Good form and flavor

What are the cons? poor germination

Review:

Germination was terrible (three plants from a whole packet) and then after the first few squash they just stopped producing. I do think the weather (terrible periods of rain followed by dryness, followed by more unlimited rain) was to blame, and I didn't tend or cultivate much. Flavor was good, the vegetables I did get were pretty and adequately sized. I am happy to have harvested the seeds from my very last squash (I only got about 5 squash total = from the lot) and I have faith that it's not the fault of the genetics or seeds, but rather that of weather and soil prep/quality. Hoping for next year!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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18 out of 21 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Debo
Location:
Victorville, CA, United States
Date:
March 2, 2017
          5.0
 
The Standard for a reason
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Yield, taste, ease

What are the cons? lots of water

Review:

While I wanted to grow a few different varieties, with Black Beauty there is no need for me. Reliable zucchini produces quickly and early for me. Even in first year soil with no amendments, this variety is reliable. I grow it any year I can. The plants in full sun, with good irrigation and soil, will consistently put out 1-3 zukes every few days. 4 plants is enough for the neighborhood; literally. I love juicing these in summer when the cukes have pooped out in the CA heat. Neutral flavored juice high in B vitamins, and vitamin A, keeping your skin pretty with all the sun. They also make a wonderful light, yet cooling summer salad when spiralized for noodles with fresh basil, tomatoes, and bell peppers when its too hot for cooked pasta. And oh, this squash is a necessity for grilling in CA. We put them on shiskabobs, in tacos, in grilled veg salad, you name it. Also wonderful for zucchini bread. Get ready to leave baskets on your neighbors doors with this variety.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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33 out of 34 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Shannon
Location:
Alexandria, VA, United States
Date:
January 30, 2016
          5.0
 
Great Prolific Squash
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Prolific

What are the cons? None really

Review:

I have grown this squash for many years. It is highly productive but you do have to take precautions for squash borers. To prevent borer problems I do rotate the beds every year and use floating row covers during squash borer season (June here.) I start my plants in a small greenhouse and put them out as soon as it is warm enough. I have read others who say they have bee pollination problems and I do too early in the season but hand pollination is sooo easy. Hand pollinate until the bees show up in warmer weather. One you get past the pollination and borer issues these will produce throughout the summer.. I let mine grow fairly long and shred them with a mandolin into zucchini noodles which can be dried or frozen and used through out the winter.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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