Summer 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. More
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Squash 'Tromboncino' is one of the most multi-purpose plants we grow – it's a good ornamental climber, shaped like a trombone, has good mildew resistance, is good to eat small (as a courgette) and ripens and stores once large (as a winter-storing squash). Unusual – grow for the weird veg in your village show – and incredible for its versatility.

Genus Cucurbita pepo
Variety Tromboncino
Type Half-Hardy Annual Climber
Common Name Summer squash
Soil Type Fertile
Site Full Sun, Shelter
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 90-120cm (36-48in)
Spacing 60cm (24in) apart in each direction when the plants have 5-6 leaves.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Soak seed overnight and sow under cover from late March- April. Push seed, on its side (to prevent it rotting), 2-3cm deep into a 9cm pot of compost. Can be sown direct after last frosts, from May to June.
Care Tips Feed well with plenty of organic matter. Pick fruit regularly to prolong the harvest. This variety is ideal for growing up a trellis or archway (which will make the fruit grow straighter).
Harvesting Late June to October. The fruits are best at about 25cm long, but can grow up to 1 metre!
Cooking Notes Perfect for grilling, roasting, frying, or eating raw in salads.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Fun but not always successful in northern climes ...

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Reviewed 13th March 2015 by Rachel Bell

This will be my forth year of growing Tromboncino: I really enjoy growing them and they look great climbing up wigwams or the wall. But for me (in a walled garden in a chilly Scottish glen) the amount of fruit I get is very variable - sometimes not much at all - but always delicious when I do.

My monster

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Reviewed 28th August 2014 by Helena Johnson

This is my third year of growing Tromboncino courgettes and the best one yet!! My monster measures 103cm and keeps growing; even though I let them grow big they're still very tasty. I shall submit the latest photo on your Facebook page.