Cucurbita pepo When farmers, Bill Reynolds & Donna Ferguson, discovered their favorite zucchini variety was no longer commercially available, they decided to develop their own reliable, open-pollinated (OP), organic replacement! With the support of Organic Seed Alliance and master plant breeder, Dr. John Navazio, they embarked on a six-year breeding project. The goal was a high-quality, OP variety with all of the traits of the best hybrids: uniform, dark-green fruits, open growth habit for ease of harvest, early and prolonged production, drought-tolerance, high yields, and high disease and pest resistance. “Dark Star” was born!
Growing Notes Soil Temp. for Germ.: 70-85 degrees F; Planting Depth: 1/2 inch; Plant Spacing: 36” apart in rows 5-6 ft. apart; Days to Germ.: 6-10; Full Sun; Moderate Water.