Raven's dark green, cylindrical fruits are smooth-skinned, glossy and especially tender-fleshed with consistently delicious flavor, whether picked as babies with pretty blossoms still attached or at larger sizes. Harvest is quick and easy because the abundant fruits are born high up on bush style plants that don't sprawl all over and the leaves have very few prickly spines. Raven zucchinis are widely adopted, germinate and grow quickly, bear heavily and do not get woody or tough with age.
While Renee's Garden seeds are not all certified organic, they do not sell treated or GMO seeds and have signed the "Safe Seed Pledge.”
Planting & Care
Soil & Water:Amend soil well before sowing with lots of aged manure or compost.
Planting & Growing:Plant only when spring weather is warm and night temperatures stay above 50 degrees. Sow 2-3 seeds, 1 inch deep, every 2 feet in rows 3 feet apart. Or plant in slightly mounded hills, 2 feet in diameter, sowing 5-6 seeds in each. Thin hill seedlings to 2-3 strongest plants. Protect seedlings from birds. Thin properly for more productive and healthier plants.
Harvesting & Storage: Harvest when no more than 5 inches long. Frequent harvesting keeps plants producing. Blossoms are also edible sauteed or stuffed.