Squash is a Ferry Morse item. "Black Beauty"
is one of the the more popular "Zucchini" squashes. It
greenish-black fruits with creamy white flesh. This prolific
grower will keep you well supplied with fresh
"Zucchini" all season long.
The Bed: Add a fresh layer
of rich compost to the top soil, then till or spade the bed to
loosen the soil and work in the compost. Rake level.
How to Grow: Plant
"Zucchini" squash after all danger of frost has passed
and the soil has warmed to 60 degrees. The soil can be pre-warmed
by covering the bed with black plastic prior to planting.
Plant 4 to 5 seeds in
moist hills 1" deep, spacing the hills 36" to 48"
apart. Thin Zucchini seedlings down to 2 or 3 of the most vigorous growers
when the plants are several inches tall. Avoid watering if
to prevent the seed from rotting. After germination water as
squash is ready to harvest when the fruits are 6" to 12"
long. Harvesting the fruits as soon as possible helps to promote
new fruit growth throughout the season.
Available Hybrids - Cultivars: All
from Ferry Morse. Cocozelle Long type Zucchini 43 days, Cuczzi
Summer type 68 days, Dixie Hybrid Summer type 41 days, Early
Prolific Straightneck Summer type 50 days, Early White Bush
Scallop Summer type 50 days, Gold Rush Hybrid Succhini type 50
days, Hi-Beta Gold Hybrid 75 days, Table King Bush Acorn 75 days,
Waltham Butternut Winter type 85 days, Yellow Summer Crookneck
Summer type 53 days, and Zucchini Elite Hybrid 55 days.