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Squash 'Tromboncino'

This is a climbing courgette that will climb up over frames and arches - a must for the ornamental or small scale veg garden.
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20 seeds

3 seedlings (511143-3)

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Details:

Type
Edible Crop
Position
Kitchen Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Height
90cm-1.2m (36in-4ft)
Group/Species
pepo
Common name
Summer Squash
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Size
20 seeds
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
1.8m (6ft) - Trailing

Description

One of my must-have multi-purpose plants. It's good to eat small (as a courgette) and ripens and stores once large (as a winter-storing squash). You can eat the growth tips too. It's also exceptionally disease-free (particularly mildew). A lovely ornamental climber. Passionately recommended.

Please note, illustrated packets are being introduced gradually over the coming months, availability may vary.

Care Tips

Water well, and avoid the plant becoming dry. Mulch well, and dig in plenty of manure. Will need a frame to climb up. It is important to pinch out the triffid-like growth tips once they reach 1.8m and to keep doing so! This helps the fruit to set.