Fruits- S22 Zucchini "Black Beauty" (5 Seeds)
S22 Zucchini "Black Beauty"
Early heirloom ready for harvest in 50 days. Grows as a compact bush and forms longish, dark green, shiny fruits with smooth, delicate, great flavor. Easy to grow and fast to harvest it adds a beautiful touch to the daily meals whether it's cooked, baked, or added to salads, garnishes, made into jams. Naturally rich in fiber, loaded with vitamins and minerals, zucchini is a good source of nutrition. Best to be grown outdoors, in pots, or directly from the ground.
HOW TO GROW
Growing: year-round in a tropical climate; in temperate climates start the seeds 2-4 weeks prior to the last frost date and transplant the seedlings outside when the danger of the last frost is gone. Alternatively, direct seeding (recommended) at the end of May/beg of Jun when soil temp. at 10cm depth reaches +10-12C.
Soil: well-drained, fertile, loamy soil rich in organic matter.
Sowing depth: 1.5in (4cm) deep;
Spacing: 2-3ft (0.6-0.9m) apart.
Light: full sun;
Watering: frequent and consistent. Water most diligently when fruits form and throughout their growth period.
Fertilizing: zucchini is a heavy feeder, work compost, and plenty of organic matter into the soil before planting for a rich soil base. Fertilize when first blooms appear, applying a small amount as a side-dress application. After harvest begins, fertilize occasionally for vigorous growth and abundance of fruits.