Black Zucchini is a straight zucchini with very dark green, almost black, slightly-ridged skin.
Inside, the flesh is greenish-white and very crisp.
It is best when harvested 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 cm) long, which it reaches in a few days after the zucchini first appears.
The plant is an open pollinated bush type, with spiny leaves and vines.
45 to 62 days from planting to harvest.
It is good for cooking, especially frying or baking.
Black Zucchini was introduced in 1931. Some sources say that it was introduced earlier, sometime in the 1920s, but the earliest print mention known to date is in a 1931 Bells’ Seed House seed catalogue from Squiggley, Pennsylvania.