Courgette "Nero di Milano" (zucchini) - Cucurbita pepo L. var. giraumonas.
An organic variety with very dark skin that looks almost black.
Approximate number of seeds - 30 pcs.
Zucchini is an early ripening culture. It is best to grow it through seedlings. Seeds are sown in open ground around May 1-10, in pots.
Zucchini seeds germinate at a temperature of + 8 + 9 ° С, but more favorable conditions develop at a temperature of + 25 + 30 ° С; seedlings appear in 4-6 days, and at a temperature of + 18 + 20 ° С - in 7-8 days.
After the plants take root, zucchini can tolerate prolonged cold snaps, but frosts from 0 ° C to -1 ° C lead to plant death or significant damage to the growing point.
About a month after the emergence of seedlings, flowering begins, and after another 7-12 days, marketable fruits are formed. They begin to plant seedlings in the ground on May 25 - June 3, when a recurrence of frost is unlikely. Landing with a row spacing of 0.7-1 m, in a row - 0.7-0.8 m.
Zucchini fruits are harvested many times - 1-2 times a week, as the required size is reached: fruits with a diameter of no more than 8 cm are more suitable for canning, and 10-12 cm for sale and home consumption.
Overgrown fruits can be consumed, but their taste is lower than that of standard-sized fruits. A delay in harvesting reduces not only its quality, but also its size, since overexposure of technically mature fruits on the plant delays the formation and growth of new ovaries.
The fruits are harvested with stalks.
Eng.: Squash. Suom.: Kesäkurpitsa. Sven.: Squash grön.