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Dark Star Zucchini

Organic Dark Star Zucchini Seeds

Cucurbita pepo
Slender, ribbed, uniform deep green fruits.
Art Pack, 20 seeds
Product ID# SU0287A , Certified Organic by NOFA-NY LLC , Grown in the Northeast

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Detailed Product Info

A great open-pollinated green zucchini that was bred out of an Organic Seed Alliance partnership with Eel River Produce Farm in Humboldt, CA. It was bred for uniformity, drought resistance, and yield and outperformed all other open pollinated squash in our trials. 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.

Quick Facts
Days to Germination 3-10 days
Days to Maturity 60 days
Planting Depth 1 inch
Spacing in Row 36 inches
Spacing Between Rows 42 inches
Height at Maturity 36 inches
Width at Maturity 36 inches
Growing Instructions

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.

About the Art and Artist
Artwork by Eric Losh: About the Artist: "Eric Losh is an illustrator and graphic designer, pushing paint and pixels in NYC. He has a BFA in Graphic Design from West Virginia University and an MFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. His work ranges from illustrations for children-s books, book covers and record albums to graphic design for logos, packaging and posters. He is most inspired by wildlife conservation, ecology, and biophonics. He lives with his fiancé Meghan in Brooklyn, New York, where he plays old time banjo and tends houseplants." About the Art: Eric Losh, working with acrylic paints and watercolor, interpreted this variety by creating a night sky with constellations of the plant's forebears. The watchful terrestrial eyes suggest the keen observation it takes to be a seed steward.

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