Black Beauty Zucchini

Heirloom. A 1957 All-America Selections winner, this early and prolific heirloom variety has been exceedingly popular for its very dark green skin and creamy white flesh. You know what they say about zucchini, “plant it and stand back.” The fast-growing plants are very easy to grow and will continue to produce abundantly through summer if kept picked. Use in soups, salads, and casseroles. Great sliced thin for dips, battered and fried, or in veggie lasagna. Freezes well. Harvest while skins are still tender; pick really small for “baby zucchini.”

  • Light Full sun
  • Fruit size 2 inches by 8 inches
  • Matures 48 days
  • Plant spacing 48 inches apart

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Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

1 cup cooked sliced zucchini:
  • Calories: 29
  • Carbohydrates: 7g
  • Dietary fiber: 3g
  • Sugars: 3g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 40% DV
  • Vitamin C: 14%
  • Vitamin K: 9%
  • Folate: 8%
  • Manganese: 16%
  • Potassium: 13%
  • Magnesium: 10%
  • Copper: 8%

Nutritional Information

This popular garden vegetable has a good combination of nutrients, including vitamins A, C, and K, folate, manganese, and potassium – all important for heart health. Most of these nutrients reside in the skin and the darker the zucchini, the more nutrients, especially beta-carotene and minerals. Like all summer squashes, zucchini are very low in calories and high in water content. Try some squash just lightly steamed rather than fried or in casseroles; you’ll enjoy the maximum of nutrients and retain the low calorie count.