Black Beauty squash was introduced 1957. A wonderful dark-green turning to nearly black when fully mature. Semi-spineless with an open growing habit. Black Beauty squash best harvested at 8".
Good freezing, but best served fresh from the garden, the white flesh makes wonderful dishes. Wether you bake, fry, steam or saute them don't forget that Black Beauty squash makes beautiful & edible blossoms! Maturity 55 Days
When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost and when soil temperatures have risen above 60° F.
When to start inside: Not recommended except in very short season climates, 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost. Sow in individual pulp pots that can be planted directly in the ground.
Harvesting: For optimum flavor and quality, harvest at 3" long for “baby” zucchini, and 6" - 8" for all other uses. If allowed to grow 10" - 12" or so, the flesh can be used for breads, but the tough seeds must be discarded.