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Trombetta di Albinga Climbing Summer Squash Seeds

Trombetta di Albinga Climbing Summer Squash Seeds

Climbing Vine with Unique Shape and Flavor

This wonderful Italian heirloom summer squash is a vigorous climbing vine, producing many 12-15", lime-green fruits with a curvaceous trombone shape and a delicate mild taste with a hint of nutty artichoke flavor. Trombocino flesh is seedless and firm and doesn't get watery or mushy like regular zucchini. The rambling plant swill soon cover a trellis, fence or stakes with graceful fruits that hang like jade ornaments cloaked in a lush canopy of big, heart-shaped leaves.

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Description

This wonderful Italian heirloom summer squash is a vigorous climbing vine, producing many 12-15", lime-green fruits with a curvaceous trombone shape and a delicate mild taste with a hint of nutty artichoke flavor. Trombocino flesh is seedless and firm and doesn't get watery or mushy like regular zucchini. The rambling plant swill soon cover a trellis, fence or stakes with graceful fruits that hang like jade ornaments cloaked in a lush canopy of big, heart-shaped leaves.

While Renee's Garden seeds are not all certified organic, they do not sell treated or GMO seeds and have signed the "Safe Seed Pledge.”

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lb

Dimensions: 4.5"L x 3.125"W x 0.1"H

Features

  • Grow on a Trellis
  • Heirloom
  • Requires Staking
  • Requires Summer Water
  • Suited to Warmer Climates
  • Useful for Ornamental

Characteristics

Approximate Harvest Time : Early Fall
Approximate Harvest Time : Early Summer
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Summer
Growth Habit : Vining
Life Cycle : Annual
Plant Family : Curcubitaceae (Curcubits)
Planting Time : Spring
Planting Time : Summer
Seed Unit Sizes : Seed Pack
Soil pH : 6.1 - 6.5
Soil pH : 6.6 - 7.0
Starting Location : Direct Sow
Sun Requirements : Full Sun

Planting & Care

Planting: Squash needs full sun, rich, fertile soil and warm temperatures. Plant only when spring weather is warm and settled and night temperatures stay above 55°F. Train vigorous Trombetta vines up 6-8' stakes or a fence or trellis where they will make a lush, leafy arbor or canopy and save garden space. Plant in full sun, sowing 3 or 4 seeds 1" deep and 4" from vertical supports. Thin to the strongest seedlings for each pole or to 12" apart along a fence.

Growing: Amend soil well before sowing with lots of aged manure or compost. Protect young seedlings from marauding birds by covering with plastic berry baskets at planting time, removing when plants get crowded. Thing properly to get best quality fruits and highest yield. As young plants grow, tie them to supports.

Harvest & Use: Softly curved, lime-green Trombetta squashes are best harvested no longer than 10-12" long and as thick around as cucumbers. Sauté or stuff them, or use in any of your favorite summer squash recipes. Cook until just tender to enjoy their fine flavor and texture.

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Robert H
A workhorse

I planted this just for fun in a 20 gal container and trellised it. I got a number of nice fruit this way. The next year I planted it again in large containers but let it run along an area behind my garden in partial shade. This plant went crazy! Like strawberries, every 5 feet or so along the vine it sends down new roots so it is drawing water and nutrients from multiple sources. I Water the whole vine and fertilize with foliar sprays. It is near 100 every day and the leaves droop like crazy during the day, but bounce back every evening. My zucchini and yellow crooknecks long ago succumbed to heat and disease. This is a fun plant to grow and is productive if it has space to ramble along the ground. I am not a big fan of the taste of summer squash---I don't really find that it has much---but this has a tad more flavor if you let it get to it's tan stage.

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Susan
Wonderful squash

I no longer waste time planting yellow summer squash. This squash does need a lot of room to spread, even if having fencing/trellises, but the squash are so very worth it. Two reasons these are the best: (1) the plants do not have troubles with squash bore beetles; and (2) the squash freezes so nicely when roasted - does not get that waterlogged issue like regular summer squash or zucchini. What a treat to defrost some of this roasted squash in the middle of the winter.

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Randy
Looking for interesting varieties and want a climbing squash.

Came on time, will have to see how it produces. I am experimenting with straw bales and a trelles. We use a lot of squash, both for us and for our six award winning Aussies. Yes our dogs love it as a supplement in their food.

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Susan
Big thumbs up

2016 was the first year I grew these. Most definitely am planting again in 2017. You need a fair amount of room - but so well worth it. Great flavor. They do not get waterlogged like yellow summer squash when cooked. Roasts wonderful. And what I roasted and froze came out of the freezer almost as good as when fresh roasted. No squash bores - though I always plant dill seeds by my squash and this helps. ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!!!!

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Shelly Rule
Won't get mushy when steamed

2014 will be the 5th year I have opted for Trombetta squash rather than traditional zuchinnis. In my garden they are hugely productive, the vines are beautiful and the squash is unbelievably delicious. I put mine on one of those inexpensive wedding arches as an entrance to my front yard garden.

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