Dark Star Zucchini, ...
Combines great springtime performance in cooler soils and marginal conditions,
with a big root system that goes deep to find water and resist drought. Developed for big yields under organic conditions, but the flavor and texture are outstanding also. There is huge demand for this seed, and very small supply.
The story behind the seed: In the 1990s Bill Reynolds and Donna Ferguson of Eel River Farms in Loleta, California, discovered that the zucchini variety their customers had come to enjoy and rely on from their farm was no longer available. The variety was 'Raven,' and Bill and Donna decided to start their own breeding project to identify a reliable, open-pollinated organic replacement.
BOTANICAL NAME: Curcurbita pepo
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: Start seed in flats or pot (up to a month before last frost date indoors). Carefully transplant seedlings 18" apart after threat of frost has past. Mulch can help even out soil moisture, but where squash bugs are a problem, mulch will give them hiding places on the stems and surrounding soil helps against squash bugs. We don't recommend over head watering of squash plants as water on the leaves tends to create mold. Harvest young for fresh use or large for drying.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: H/Matures 7-10/Harvest 17+/Yield 35-475/Spacing 15-18"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : Easy to grow and tolerates hot weather