Milano Black Zucchini

40-50 days. Cucurbita pepo. The dramatic black skin of this traditional Zucchini makes it a showy favorite. An extremely early variety to set fruit, Milano produces large quantities of swarthy Zucchini over a long season on vigorous dwarf bushes. And we mean vigorous: this variety grows quickly, so keep your eye on them as they mature. It is best picked no longer than 8" long, when it is shiny, sweet and most flavorful. We import this unique strain directly from Italy. Delicious raw, stuffed, boiled, baked or fried, the inky skin of this black Italian Squash adds appealing color when grated in Zucchini muffins, quick breads or pound cakes. (OP.)

One packet of about 25 seeds
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A reliable warm weather producer, Zucchini should be sown as transplants 3 to 4 weeks before the last frost date. Or it is best direct-sown when the soil is above 50°F. Thin skinned, they store poorly, so harvest right before use. Keep picking to ensure continued production. Avoid baseball bats~enjoy them small and sweet in ratatouille, stuffed and baked, grilled or sautéed with pasta. Bee friendly. Deer resistant.

Average seed life: 2 years.
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