Also known in Italy as zucchetta, this vigorous vine and uniquely shaped fruits will likely be a star of your garden. Tromboncino is resistant to many of the pests that typically enjoy squash plants and the fruits can be harvested young and tender or left to mature to be enjoyed like a winter squash. Vines do well on trellis and can reach 15' in length.
Origin: We brought the parent seed of our Tromboncino squash back to our garden from Mercato di San Remo. This wonderful food market in the heart of San Remo, Italy has a wide range of local produce and Tromboncino always plentiful since the variety originated nearby along the Ligurian coast. Several of our seed varieties originated from this market (Genovese basil, a few varieties of lettuce in our mix and Borlotti beans). The kids’ grandparents live just across the border in Nice, France and we make a point of visiting the market in San Remo whenever we visit them.
(Approximately 20 seeds per packet)
Planting Instructions: sow 2 seeds 1" deep on mounds 3-4 ft. apart. Full sun. Grows well on trellises or wandering. Vigorous grower!