This versatile Italian is a vigorous vine that can quickly cover an arbor or fence with silver-patterned leaves and eye-catching “trumpet” fruits. Eaten when they’re finger-thin and about a foot long, they stay firmer than other summer squash in sauces, and have a nutty taste that many gardeners prefer to all other summer squash. As four-foot-long winter squash, their mildly sweet bright orange flesh suits both soups and pies. In Italy they’re used as ravioli stuffing. Perfect for summer shade over an outdoor seating area. Guaranteed conversation-starters.
Also known as Tromboncino, and as Zucchino Rampicante.
Culture: Plant indoors 3 weeks before last frost, or outdoors when the danger of frost has passed. Fertile soil, full to 3/4 sun, regular water. The vines will easily grow 10 feet and come equipped with strong curling tendrils that attach to wires. We grow them on 16-foot “hog panels” that are bent into arches and fastened to the ground with short stakes.
Approx. 16 seeds per packet
Grown in Potter Valley, Mendocino County, California
Certified Organic by CCOF
May 5, 2022
Excellent germination rate on these
May 1, 2022
So far my seeds have come up & are getting their secondary leaves So excited to grow this heirloom squash!
Apr 29, 2022
Repeat buyer happily reports another year of safe shipping, great germination, and healthy seedlings from this seller. I *love* these Trombettas -- delicious to eat, and a total delight to watch them crawl up trellises and try to take over the garden. It's bonkers how long these vines can get. Thank you!
Apr 12, 2022
Perfect! Thank you so much!
Mar 23, 2022
shipping was slow to get sent out