Dark Star Zucchini

ColoradoSteph(5)May 11, 2013

Has anyone grown Dark Star Zucchini or can tell me a little bit about it? I have a small square foot garden and am planning to grow it this year however I haven't been able to find much info on it online. I have never grown any zucchini before. I guess my main question is how big does it get? I plan on growing one plant and reserved a 2x2 square foot plot for it. I can give it a bit more space if needed. Also, will it do ok with 5 hours of sun? How many zucchinis will one plant produce? I am ok if the less sun means it won't produce at its peak capability, but if I will be harvesting 1 zuke, it just won't be worth it. kwim ;)

I should add that I have read about growing zucchini in general, I am interested in making sure my plan is on for this variety. TIA!

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AiliDeSpain(6a - Utah)

I'm pretty sure dark star gets as big as regular zucchini plants in which case 2x2 will not be enough space. I dedicate a whole 4x4 box to zucchini plants as they get monstrous.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2013 at 11:36PM
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AiliDeSpain(6a - Utah)

Here is a link I found, apparently they get bigger than regular zuke plants and produce more fruit as well.

Here is a link that might be useful: Dark Star

    Bookmark   May 11, 2013 at 11:41PM
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Oh yikes! Well, thanks for the info! I guess I will either make more space for it or plant something else there. :/ The raised bed I was going to put it in is only 3x4 (I only have two 3x4 beds, so no larger option). Right now I have radishes, beets, lettuce and spinach growing in the same bed I was planning to put the zuke. I think the beets are the longest to maturity (currently growing in 2 squares).

I bought the seeds last year and never planted it. Last year was my first year gardening and I bought the seeds before I had a plan. Ahh, what to do. I really wanted to plant zucchini this year but I guess I don't have the space even for a "regular" zuke plant. :(

    Bookmark   May 12, 2013 at 12:23AM
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I often grow my zucchini of a trellis to save space.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2013 at 7:17AM
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