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Dark Green Zucchini Summer Squash

Dark Green Zucchini Summer Squash

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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.
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Planting Instructions: Choose a location that has warm, well-drained and fertile soil. Work in plenty of organic matter and mulch to conserve moisture.

Sow directly into the garden after any threat of frost has past. Sow one inch deep in hills or rows spaced 24 to 30 inches apart.

Harvest when the fruit is six to eight inches long or still tender. Harvest will be lengthened if you keep picking.