Dark Star Zucchini
Certified Organic Seed
Slender, ribbed, uniform zucchini.
What are Dark Stars made of? In this case, Ravens, Black Eels, and Black Beauty. Farmers Bill Reynolds and Donna Ferguson were on the search for open-habit, drought tolerance, and good flavor in their zucchinis. Their search turned into a participatory breeding project with Organic Seed Alliance. By crossing the hybrid Raven with the old-standard Black Beauty zucchinis, they created Black Eel. Years of further improvement led to Dark Star, an exceptional variety that is ready to go supernova!
Dark Star Zucchini was bred for uniformity, drought resistance, and yield. We love the open bush habit of the plants, making fruit easy to spot at the perfect harvest stage. Its slender, dark green look; subtly sweet, tender taste; and prolific nature make it irresistible in nearly every summer meal.
|Art Pack (20 seeds)||$4.49||In Stock|
|30 Seeds||$3.35||In Stock|
|90 Seeds||$7.15||In Stock|
|270 Seeds||$17.45||In Stock|
Start indoors 2-3 weeks before last frost or sow outdoors after last frost. Sow 2-3 more times at monthly intervals for fruit all season. Zucchini tolerates moderate soil fertility and dry conditions. Plants grow to 3' high and 3' across. Harvest fruits often at young stage for best eating and highest yields.
|Days to Germination||5-10 days|
|Days to Maturity||60 days|
|Spacing in Row||24"|
|Spacing Between Rows||36"|
|Height at Maturity||36"|
|Width at Maturity||36"|
|Sun Preference||Full Sun|
Artwork by Eric Losh. Working with acrylic paints and watercolor, Eric interpreted this variety by creating a night sky with constellations of the plant's forebearers. The watchful terrestrial eyes suggest the keen observation it takes to be a seed steward.