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Other common names: Italian Trombone Squash
Characteristics: Annual fruiting vine
Seed per packet: Approx 8
Valued for its abundant harvest and outstanding Tromboncino is an heirloom variety that was developed in Liguria Northern Italy and is now common throughout Italy.
Harvest young fruits as zucchini while tender and the skin are soft.
Mature fruits grow up to 1m long becoming curled like a trombone and should be treated like marrow or pumpkin.
Adaptable to most good garden soils that is well-drained in a sunny position; provide adequate food and water.
Tropical: All Year Round
Temperate: Early Spring-Late Summer.
Cool climate: Mid Spring-Early Summer
Sow: 1cm deep
Best sown direct in a sunny well drained position 3 seeds in a mound 70cm apart. Thin to the stongest two plants in each mound.
Plant space: 70cm
Row Space: 70cm
Germination: 6-10 days
Maturity: 6-8 weeks