The black beauty zucchini is a both popular and very productive zucchini. The black beauty summer squash is ready for harvest in about 55 days. Black beauty squash plants grow semi-upright. The glossy black-green fruits average 8" long x 2" in diameter and are best when harvested young. The tender flesh is firm creamy-white and has a fine flavor which makes for great eating!
Growing Your Black Beauty Zucchini From Seeds.
# 1 | Gardeners with short growing seasons may want to start their Black Beauty Zucchini seeds indoors a month before the last expected frost. Since squashes do not take well to transplanting, peat pots are the best option
# 2 | Plant two seeds per pot, later clipping off the weaker seedling.
# 3 | Harden the seedlings by exposing them to the weather for several hours at a time during the week before transplanting.
# 4 | About a week after the last frost or when the soil temperature reaches an average of 65 degrees F, plant the seedlings in very rich soil 8-10' apart in rows 10-12' apart.
# 5 | Another option is to plant the seedlings in hills of two, 8-10' apart. To direct sow, plant Scallop Summer Yellow Bush squash seeds when the soil temperature reaches at least 70 degrees F. Plant them 1/2" deep, 3-4' apart and thin to 8-10' apart. For companion planting benefits, plant squashes along with corn but avoid planting them with potatoes.