Vegetable Description: This popular, and very productive home garden and shipping variety matures 50-60 days. Black beauty grows on semi-upright plants. Glossy black-green fruits average 6-8 long x 2in diameter and are best when harvested young. Tender flesh is firm creamy-white and has a fine flavor. Great eating! Average water needs. Attractive to bees, butterflies, and/or birds.
Vegetable Botanical Name: Cucurbita pepo
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Vegetable Duration: Annual
Vegetable Days to Maturity: 62
Vegetable Seeds Per Oz: 200
Vegetable Height: 18 to 24
Vegetable Spacing: 36 to 48
Vegetable Planting: Direct sow outside after danger of last frost. Plant in hills of 2-3 plants per hill at 36-48 apart, and 1 below soil surface.
Vegetable Seed Saving: Allow squash to ripen on plants; then collect seeds. Clean and dry the seeds before storage in cool dry conditions.
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