Squash- Tromboncino

Cucurbita moschata


Standard seed packet, 10 seeds

$1.50
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Squash- Tromboncino

Cucurbita moschata


  • Long zucchini- like fruit with bulbous end
  • High yielding


Climbing vine that produces long pale green zucchini-like fruit with a bulbous end. Fruit is used like a zucchini and has a comparable flavour and tender texture and is best when picked at around 25cm long. Fruits can also be left to mature and will and harden and can be used like a pumpkin. Good disease resistance. Plants do best when grown on a trellis or other medium but can also be grown on the ground. High yielding. Also known as Zucchini Tromboncino, Serpentine Squash, Climbing Crookneck and Zucca Trombetta.


How to sow and grow:

Method: Sow direct
Sowing Depth: 20mm
When: Spring or after frost
Row Spacing: 100cm
Position: Part or full sun, moist soil
Plant Spacing: 80cm
Hardiness: Frost tender
Days to Maturity/flowering: 70 days for immature tender zucchini like fruit. 100 days for fully mature pumpkin like fruit.
*Notes: Harvest fruit at 25cm long to use like a zucchini or when vine dries out to use like a pumpkin. Is most productive when grown on a trellis (this also helps to achieve straighter fruit which is easier to handle in the kitchen).

(Product number: E4-02)


SKU E4-02
Botanical name: Cucurbita moschata
Packet type: Standard seed packet
Packet quantity: 10 seeds
Photo credits:

Photo by Nadiatalent / CC BY-SA 3.0

 

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