Zucchini is an ideal plant for the beginner vegetable gardener because it is quick and easy to grow. Besides, Zucchini is known to be staggeringly productive and its uses are practically endless. Let's learn how to grow Zucchini, no matter what size garden you have, and what to do with that bumper crop!
Common name: Black Forest zucchini
Botanical name: Cucurbita pepo 'Black Forest'
Plant type: Fruit, annual
Sun exposure: Full sun
Soil type: Loamy, sandy, moist but well-drained
Soil pH: Acidic, neutral
Bloom time: Summer
Hardiness zones: 3 - 9 (USDA)
Native areas: North America