Tromboncino, organic seeds
This little trombone is an unusual old Italian squash. The smooth, lime green fruits grow long, 5-6 cm thick and are swollen at the flower end, where all the seeds are gathered. It should be harvested at 30 cm but is quite enjoyable even at half a meter. The flesh is smooth and firm. It has mild taste with a hint of artichoke. This vigorous plant is a climber and excellent for binding up. If it is allowed to wind freely on the ground the fruits usually become crooked. Tromboncino can be kept for quite a long time. A portion contains about 8 seeds.
|Scientific name:||Cucurbita moschata|
|Botanic family:||The Squash Family - Cucurbitaceae|
|Days to maturity:||58|
|Sowing time:||pre-cultivate: april-june|
|Sowing depth:||3 cm|
|Plant spacing:||40-80 cm|
|Row spacing:||90-130 cm|
|Germination time:||6-10 days|
SowingSeed can be sown directly outdoors when the soil is thoroughly heated (min. 15°C). If the soil is cold, the seeds don't germinate, but rot. The safest way is to first plant indoors or in a hotbed. Sow about 3 cm deep in pots with 2-4 seeds in each, approx. 4 weeks before the expected planting out. Save 1-2 seedlings (in each pot) and allow them to be quite warm, bright and airy. Gradually get them used to the cooler environment outside, and plant out when the soil is warm and the danger of frost is over. Squash have sensitive roots, so be careful when planting.
SpacingBetween plants 40-80 cm and 90-130 cm between rows. In group planting: 3-4 plants/group and 120-150 cm between the groups.
HarvestAlways cut off the fruits when they are 10-20 cm long. They taste best when. Raw, cooked, fried, etc.
A portion contains about 8 seeds.