Open plants with spineless stalks make it easy to pick loads of dark-green, glossy, uniform fruits. Bred by rock star plant breeder John Navazio and Bill Reynolds for drought tolerance. Dark Star is the best OP green zucchini we’ve grown in our 8 years of farming, rivaling the productivity of hybrids and often surpassing them in longevity.
Days to Maturity: 55
Latin Name: Cucurbita pepo
Life Cycle for Seed Saving: Annual
Direct seed or transplant outdoors after last frost or start indoors 3 weeks before transplant. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 75-85°. Seeding depth: ½”. Plant spacing: 18-24”. Row Spacing: 5-6 ft.
All of our seed is Non-GMO and Certified Organic by Washington State Department of Agriculture. We grow the majority of our varieties here at Deep Harvest Farm on Whidbey Island while we purchase the rest from other small, organic Northwest seed growers. Finally, all of our offerings are open-pollinated (OP) so that you too can save and share seed from these plants!