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This American classic zucchini is a tradition for a reason. They thrive all summer in temperatures well above 100 degrees. They are excellent fresh, fried, pickled, canned and do especially well frozen so you can keep eating them into the winter! Bushy and compact, they continually bear shiny black fruits all summer. Pick black shiny fruit when they've reached about 8" long for the tenderest texture and smaller seeds.


Plant the seeds in well-drained soil and full sun, and make sure to provide plenty of water to encourage healthy growth. Once the plants reach about 6 inches in height, thin them to about 1 feet apart to give them room to spread. Enjoy them grilled, roasted, or sautéed, or use them in your favorite zucchini bread recipe. Get ready to enjoy an abundant harvest of these flavorful zucchinis!


  • Plant Type: Summer Squash
  • Latin Name: Cucurbita pepo 'Black Beauty'
  • Packed For: 2024
  • Days to Maturity: 60
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • Growth Habit: Bush
  • Planting Time: Spring
  • Seed Type: Heirloom
  • Hybrid Status: Open-Pollinated
  • Hardy to Zone: 3
  • Frost Tolerance: Not Frost Tolerant
  • Heat Tolerance: High Heat Tolerant 100+
  • Approximate Weight in Grams: 3.5
  • Approximate Seed Count: 25
  • Sun Needs: Full sun
  • Water Needs: Regular watering
  • Planting Instructions: Sow directly, 1 inch deep. 1 foot apart
  • Fullgrown Plant Size: 12 inches tall and wide


Image Credit: "File:Cucurbita pepo zucchini bush plant 2.jpg" by nociveglia from Appennino Emiliano, Italy is licensed under CC BY 2.0.


Black Beauty Zucchini Seeds

SKU: 6
  • Because we can not ensure that all plant care directions are followed, all purchases are final. 

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