Squash 'Raven'
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Squash 'Raven'

Squash 'Raven'

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Common Name: Zucchini Squash
Hardiness Zone: Annual Exposure: Sun
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Mature Height: 18-24"
Spacing: 18-24" Read our Growing Guide
Ships as: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.
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If your garden space is limited or you want to make the most of the space you have, bush-type Squash and Zucchini are the best choice. Compact 'Raven' won't sprawl in your garden, and the leaves have few of the irritating prickles that many Zucchini plants develop. The dark green fruits are especially shapely and uniform, too, and thanks to its French courgette parentage, the smooth-skinned, glossy squashes have consistently delicate-tasting and tender flesh, whether picked young with their pretty blossoms still attached or days later when they’ve put on some size. The plants are reliable, vigorous, and very early bearing. Plants mature about 42 days from transplant.

For information on growing and care, click Growing Guide.


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This plant seemed healthy early on in the season. While it produced a lot of blossoms, the zucchini mostly seemed to rot before they grew to full size. Only 2 grew to full size and my husband hated the taste/texture. Then the whole plant wilted suddenly and died. The "Green Machine" zucchini planted nearby was a much better producer, had better taste and lasted throughout the season. I'm not going to grow Raven again.

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To be fair, this was grown in a Earthbox, and it was a cooler here this summer. I only got a few 3-4 inch skinny fruits, and the entire plant developed a white fungus early on. I may try again next year and plant it in the ground as opposed to a container.

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Growing guide

Growing guide
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When the weather is warm and settled, choose a planting location in full sun with rich, fertile soil and good drainage. To reduce soil-borne diseases, plant Squash, Pumpkins, Watermelon, and Cantaloupe where you haven't grown them in the past 3 years.

Continuing Care

If rain is scarce, water your plants deeply and regularly (weekly, or more often in hot, dry weather).

Mulch plants to keep them evenly moist and weed free. Side-dress with compost or 5-10-10 fertilizer when the plants are about 6in tall and again when they start to bloom.

As fruits begin to form on the plants, thin them to two fruits per vine.


Harvest the fruit of Summer Squash and Zucchini while they are still small (6-8" long) and tender by cutting, not pulling, the fruit from your plants. Harvest Winter Squash before the first frost, also by cutting, leaving a couple inches of the stem attached. Then cure its fruit in a warm, well-ventilated location for 7-14 days before storing.

Harvest Cantaloupe when fruit breaks away easily from the vine.

Harvest Watermelon when the tendrils on the stem near the melon are brown and dry. 

Harvest Pumpkins before frost, when at least half of the fruit has good orange color. Leave 4-5" of stem attached.

Store Winter Squash and Pumpkins at 50-70°F out of direct sun.

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