High yielding open bush habit makes for easy picking. Produces glossy blackgreen, long, straight, slender fruit with slight ridges. Greenish white flesh is firm with a fine, delicate flavor. Best picked when 6-8"L while still tender or even smaller for baby zucchini. Very versatile: Use in soups, salads, sautès casseroles; slice thin for dips, batter and fry or in veggie lasagna. Freezes well.
Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.
This variety has a history of being passed down within a family or community, similar to the generational sharing of certain items like jewelry or furniture.
* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.