Zucchini, Courgette, Summer Squash
Cucurbita pepo 'Black Magic'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucurbita (koo-KER-bih-ta) (Info)
Species: pepo (PEP-oh) (Info)
Cultivar: Black Magic
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Type:

Straight-neck (summer)

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Days to Maturity:

51 to 60 days

Mature Skin Color:

Medium Green

Size:

Less than 1 pound (0.5 kg)

2 to 3 pounds (1 to 2 kg)

Habit:

Semi-bush

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Open Pollinated

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fort Collins, Colorado

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jun 10, 2013, Moopsee from Fort Collins, CO wrote:

These do not go stringy quickly, even though they do grow very well and can become large rapidly. Productive. Lovely Dark green. 2-3 to a hill works very well. Keep producing through the full season. This is my "go to" zuke.