Squash Tromboncino (Limited Stock for this season)
Squash Tromboncino is an Italian summer squash popular amongst home gardeners around the world for the unusual nature of the fruits. The light green-to-tan fruit can grow up to 90 cm long and may be harvested anytime (from 10cm to full size).
Enjoy Tromboncino’s rich flavour steamed, grilled, or sliced raw in your favourite salad. A vining variety that is best trellised for straighter fruit, will also grow in a Tasmanian hothouse well.
I grew this variety quite late in the 2021/22 growing season so volume of seed collected was small (I need to retain seed for seedlings sales!).
Sow – Germinates when soil temp >20C. Sow direct when a week of sunny weather is forecast from Nov on. To help lay black plastic down, cut an X and plant into that.
Note can be quite slow to germinate at low temperatures so pick a good week of higher temperatures. Or start on a heat mat or inside.
Spacing – 80cm to 1m (provide lots of water)
Native to North America (northeastern Mexico and the southern United States), pumpkins are one of the oldest domesticated plants, having been used as early as 7,500 to 5,000 BC.