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  • Seeds per Pack: 10

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Cucurbita moschata

Tromboncino, also known as Zucchetto, is a type of squash most often used as a summer squash. This Italian variety is a wonderful diversion from the usual. The light green-to-tan fruit can grow up to 1 meter long & may be harvested anytime, from just a few cms through to its full size. Enjoy the rich flavor steamed, grilled, or sliced raw in your favorite salad. A vining variety that is best trellised for straight fruit. Can pick young and eaten like a zucchini or left to mature as for a squash. Mature fruits, if not trellised, become curled like a trombone.

Plant seeds in hills sowing seeds 10cm apart, 6 to 8 seeds per hill. Cover seed with 12mm of fine soil well firmed down. When new plants are about 10cm tall carefully thin or transplant to 3 healthiest plants per hill.


Germination Time (Days) 6 – 18
Harvest Time (Days) 50 – 90
Sowing Depth (mm) 12
Plant Spacing (cm) 60 – 100
Row Spacing (cm) 90 – 100
pH 6 – 7.5
Soil Temperature (°C)
Hardy / Frost Tender Frost Tender
Sow Direct / Raise Seedlings Sow Direct
Seed Preparation