This plant will grow to about 3-4 feet and, although it is considered a bush plant, it has fast growing and strong vines that may need to be supported for optimum yield of what can be very large fruit. This squash will be a glossy green-black color and have supple yet firm white to pale yellow flesh. Some people report getting fruit as big as 20-30" that are still tender, but they are probably best when picked and eaten when 6-8" long. You can enjoy both the Black Beauty Summer Squash battered and fried for the classic appetizer. The delicate blossoms of this plant are also a special treat when prepared the same way. Or use them in soups, salads, lasagnas and breads. They also hold up well when frozen. Certified organic.
Soil Temp. for Germination: 65-85°F
Days to Maturity: 60
Sowing Indoors –
Sowing Outdoors –
- Start seeds in containers 3-4 weeks before your last frost date.
- Transplant outside prior to the second set of true leaves.
Growing Tips –
- Direct sow once soil temperatures reach at least 60°F.
- Space plants 3-5 feet apart in the row.
Research indicates that a squash's flower needs to be visited 8-10 times by a pollinator for adequate pollination. Plant bee attracting flowers, such as borage or cosmos, next to squash to help generate higher yields.
What's In The Package: 3 grams of seed.
USDA Certified Organic
Certified by Stellar Certification Services