Dark Star Zucchini | Hudson Valley Seed Company | Organic Seeds
Slender, ribbed, uniform deep green fruits.
What are Dark Stars made of? In this case, Ravens, Black Eels, and Black Beauty. Farmers Bill Reynolds and Donna Ferguson were on the search for open-habit, drought tolerance, and good flavor in their zucchinis. Their search turned into a participatory breeding project with Organic Seed Alliance. By crossing the hybrid Raven with the old-standard Black Beauty zucchinis, they created Black Eel. Years of further improvement led to Dark Star, and exceptional variety that is ready to go supernova!
Art Pack, 200 seeds
Product ID# , Certified Organic by NOFA-NY LLC
Days to Germination 3-10 days Days to Maturity 60 days Planting Depth 1 inch Spacing in Row 36 inches Spacing Between Rows 42 inches Height at Maturity 36 inches Width at Maturity 36 inches
Start indoors 2-3 weeks before last frost or sow outdoors after last frost. Sow 2-3 more times at monthly intervals for fruit all season. Zucchini tolerates moderate soil fertility and dry conditions. Plants grow to 3´ high and 3´ across. Harvest fruits often at young stage for best eating and highest yields.
About the Art
Artwork by Eric Losh: www.elosh.com About the Artist: "Eric Losh is an illustrator and graphic designer, pushing paint and pixels in NYC. He has a BFA in Graphic Design from West Virginia University and an MFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. His work ranges from illustrations for children-s books, book covers and record albums to graphic design for logos, packaging and posters. He is most inspired by wildlife conservation, ecology, and biophonics. He lives with his fiancé Meghan in Brooklyn, New York, where he plays old time banjo and tends houseplants." About the Art: Eric Losh, working with acrylic paints and watercolor, interpreted this variety by creating a night sky with constellations of the plant's forebears. The watchful terrestrial eyes suggest the keen observation it takes to be a seed steward.