Zucchini : Black Forest F1 Hybrid
- Cropping: 65 days until first harvest
- Ideal for: Children, Patio
Unique climbing habit, saving space, and best grown in containers on the patio. Unique climbing habit, needs supporting and tying. Stems can be trained and tied to a trellis, stout cane, or netting. Will produce heavy yields of dark green, smooth, cylindrical 15cm (6in) fruits if picked regularly. Ideal grown in a container on the patio.
|Sowing time:||Indoors 4 weeks before last frost or outdoors after last frost when soil has warmed|
|Sowing depth:||19mm (¾in)|
Sow seed in 7.5cm (3in) pots of free-draining seed sowing mix. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a plastic bag and place at 20-25C (68-77F) until after germination which takes 5-7 days.
Can also be sown direct outdoors during May once the soil has warmed, preferably under cloches.
Gradually acclimatize to outdoor conditions for a few days before planting out once all risk of frost has passed, allowing 60cm (24in) between plants if they are to be supported. Keep well watered and pick fruits regularly for a long season of production.
Prefers well-drained, rich, moist soil in full sun.
Youngest fruits are delicious raw, just diced up in a mixed salad.