Spineless plants with an excellent disease package. Fruits are shiny dark green, similar to Raven, and just as early. Plants are open and easy to harvest and have Intermediate resistance to zucchini yellow mosaic virus, watermelon mosaic, and cucumber mosaic virus. Can be grown in the open field or the greenhouse provided bees are available to pollinate the crop. Packet: 20 seeds. Days to Maturity or Bloom: 48 HARVEST: Sow every 2-3 weeks for consistent supply. Cut or gently twist off young fruit. Handle with care to avoid scratching fruits. Harvest regularly, 2-3 times/week depending on age of plants and daylight.HARVEST SQUASH BLOSSOMS: Male blossoms have thin stems, females have thick stems and a bulbous base where fruit is developing. Harvest male/female blossoms at midday, when fully open, for use in salads or for stuffing. If squash crop is desired, harvest only male flowers, being certain to leave a few to pollinate female flowers. Clip flowers from vine 1-2″ below flower base with sharp scissors or pruners.STORAGE: Refrigerate fruit at 32-50°F (0-10°C), 80-90% RH, for 1-2 weeks. Store blossoms in water in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.