This is the traditional, reliable zucchini that just keeps on producing! They are very similar to Black Beauty, but are ready a bit sooner, taking about 50 days to mature. They are dark green and nice and straight, reaching about 8" in length.
History records that Columbus carried this then unfamiliar member of the cucumber family back to Europe after his first voyage. In Italy it acquired the name "zucchino," meaning a small squash; the French name for a zucchini, which the English later adopted, is "courgette." Italian immigrants later brought the zucchini back to the United States, where it became the most popular and commonly available variety of summer squash.