Where art and horticulture meet.
Seeds: What are Dark Stars made of? In this case, Ravens, Black Eels, and Black Beauty. By crossing the hybrid Raven with the old-standard Black Beauty zucchinis, Farmers Bill Reynolds and Donna Fergusoncreated Black Eel. Years of further improvement led to Dark Star, an exceptional variety that is ready to go supernova! Dark Star Zucchini was bred for uniformity, drought resistance, and yield.
Specific: Cucurbita pepo.
Artist, Eric Losh interpreted this variety by creating a night sky with constellations of the plant's forebearers. The watchful terrestrial eyes suggest the keen observation it takes to be a seed steward.