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Prickles's zucchini (Blackjack) x 4 Harvesting

Plant: Zucchini (Cucurbita pepo var. cylindrica) | Variety: Black Jack

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I seem to have the most luck with the “Blackjack” variety.

Admittedly, we didn’t have much luck last summer but I put that down to the heat and lack of bees. I wasn’t fit enough to pollinate the flowers so we grew lots of leaves and little else.

This season I also allowed a couple of calendulas to grow in the same bed in the hope that they will attract bees.

Dec 23: picked our first zucchini, 12ozs/375g

Dec 30: picked 2 @ 1┬Żlb/ and 2lb.

Jan 1 picked 1 @ 2lb/1kg

Jan 3 picked 2 @ 4lb/2kg and 2lb 5oz/1kg

Jan 12 picked 2 @ 5lb and 2lb

Jan 15: Not a very happy chappy. Went up to check on zooks this morning and nearly every one of picking size was rotten – even a lot of the small ones! Must be this wet & humid weather. Drat!

At least I got one which was 1kg.

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Zucchini (3544)
Variety
Black Jack (64)

Purchased from Forest Creek Nursery

Prickles's zucchini (Blackjack) Care Instructions

Try for a seed spacing of at approx. 2.93 feet (90.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.99 inches (2.54 cm) if planning to sow direct.

Ensure you have enough space in your garden for this plant - Zucchini 'Black Jack' is known for growing to a height of approximately 90.0 cm (that's 2.93 feet in imperial).

Your garden has full sun light, which is a great match for Zucchini 'Black Jack'.

Your garden has combination soil: try to position in a loam soil for the best result.

Remember to water moderately.

Your garden's USDA Hardiness Zone (9b) is within the ideal range for Zucchini 'Black Jack'. The recommended range is between Zone 3 and 12.

A soil ph of between 5.6 and 7.5 is ideal for Zucchini 'Black Jack' as it does best in acidic to alkaline soil so test your soil acidity often.

More information about zucchini (Blackjack) is available in the Folia gardener's wiki. All zucchini (Blackjack) Care Instructions have been kindly provided by our members.

Harvest Tally

59.35 kg : 47.0 item

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