Dark Green Zucchini Summer Squash
'Dark Green Zucchini' summer squash.

Dark Green Zucchini Summer Squash

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The fruit are straight, smooth, mottled dark green.
Dark Green
Cucurbita pepo)

50 days — The bush-type plants of 'Dark Green' zucchini are vigorous and produce early. The fruit are straight, smooth, mottled dark green with flesh that has a pale green tint, is firm, and has a fine flavor. As with any summer squash, you can harvest them at just about any size; we begin harvesting fruit when they reach about six to eight inches long. We prefer them at this young and tender stage when they are excellent lightly steamed, sautéed, or stir-fried.

During the "high season" of summer, unless you are checking your plants daily, the fruit size can get away from you very quickly! Medium sized to large fruit can still be cooked in the same way as previously noted, but since harvest occurs during "barbecue season," we like to quarter the zucchini lengthwise, and with the skin left on, coat them in olive oil, season to taste, and then grill them until tender but firm. Often our seasoning is simply fresh ground black pepper and salt, but experiment with herbs for fun flavor variations. Each packet contains four grams, which is approximately 26 to 28 seeds.
gave up on this one
I planted two of these plants, a few feet apart. The seeds germinated perfectly, but the plants never grew over about a foot, and never got more than two or three flowers at once. I finally just gave up with the plants and bought my zucchini from the farmer's market.

VSC NOTES: How disappointing! Zucchini is one of the plants that I recommend to folks who are new gardeners as it is generally one of the easiest things to grow and feel like you have been successful (i.e. zucchini supply for the whole neighborhood!!) I don't know your particular conditions but seeing that you are in SoCal, sun or temperature is not an issue. Zucchini, like all cucurbits, are heavy feeders and do require rich, fertile soil to thrive. Adequate water is also a necessary requirement. Other than that, they usually do great. Again, sorry to hear about your experience and hope that you will try again in a future garden. ~Mike
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Reviewed by:  from Southern California. on 7/31/2013
Execellent crop
WOW! I was so amazed at how well these did. People always trying to give these away but this year it was just perfect for growing these beauties and I enjoyed everyone of them. I pray all things are this perfect to create another bountiful harvest of them in 2017.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from South Carolina. on 8/14/2016
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