Raven are long, thick zucchini with very dark green skin.
The zucchini grow 7 to 8 inches (18 to 20 cm) long and up to 2 inches (5 cm) wide.
The plant is very compact, just 2 feet high by 3 feet wide (60 cm tall, 90 cm wide.) Its vines are practically spineless, which means you can harvest them without long sleeves and gloves.
The plant starts bearing zucchini ready for harvest within 45 days of being planted from seed, and keeps on producing long after other zucchini have stopped.
The skin of Raven Zucchini is a bit tougher than that of other zucchini, but in compensation the flesh has good, substantial taste — more than most zucchini does.