Spineless Beauty offers excellent yields of uniform, medium green fruit on open plants with very few spines. A classic favorite that has stood the test of time, it belongs front and center in your summer squash garden.
Spineless Beauty hybrid is the industry standard for zucchini for so many reasons. Harvesting it is simple, living up to the promise of its name. But it also matures quickly, offers very uniform fruit, and has a tender, juicy, flavorful bite that everyone loves. And the yields are very high on vigorous plants.
Expect these creamy fruits to reach 8½ inches long and about 1½ inches wide, with a dark green color, smooth texture, and slight ribbing. They are very uniform, making canning a snap. And the flavor is just unbeatable.
10 Seeds per packet
Spineless Beauty Zucchini Seeds
Summer squash ripens during the hot summer months and, thin-skinned, is best eaten fresh. Sow seeds 1 inch deep directly into the garden after the danger of frost is past. Thin the seedlings to 24 inches apart, or plant several seeds in hills 4 feet apart and then thin to 2 plants per hill. For even earlier harvests, start seeds indoors and transplant the seedlings as soon as they have 2 sets of true leaves and the spring soil has warmed up. Harvest frequently so that plants continue to produce throughout the summer months. Plant again in midsummer for a fall crop.
Native to North America, squash was grown for years by indigenous peoples as part of the Three Sisters planting. This is a symbiotic combination planting involving corn, beans, and squash (and occasionally a Fourth Sister, sunflower). In this arrangement, the bean vines climb the corn stalks, while the ground hugging squash foliage offers protection to the roots of the bean and corn. Try a Three Sisters planting of your own this year with these fine native vegetables.