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Tromboncino Summer Squash

Resilient squash you can harvest at two stages

Tromboncino Summer Squash

Resilient squash you can harvest at two stages

This unique dual-purpose squash grows on long, aggressive vines and holds up well to squash borers, cucumber beetles, powdery mildew, and cool temps. Summer Tromboncino's baby green fruits can be harvested like summer squash at 8-12" long, when they're sweet like zucchini--so steam them, grill them, or saute them and enjoy! If you wait an additional 30 days, Tromboncino will grow up to 3' long to be used like you would any winter squash. Full of antioxidants that promote optimal weight and heart health, squash also contains alpha- and beta-carotenes, which promote respiratory health and work as an anti-inflammatory agent. 60 or 90 days to maturity.

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Product Details
  • Botanical Name: Curcurbita moschata 'Tromboncino'
  • Season: both Spring & Fall
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun.
  • Height: 10-12 inches.
  • Spacing: 36-48 inches apart.
  • Zone: 3 - 9 annual
  • Spread: 10-12 feet (full vine).
  • Foliage: Typical squash-like green foliage.
  • Depth: 1/2 - 1 inch.
  • Germination: 6 - 12 days.
  • Days to Maturity: 60 days (used as a summer squash) 90 days (used as a winter squash)
  • Yield: Good yields
  • Fruit: Light green to tan fruit. 8-12 inches long (use as a summer squash). 30-36 inches long (use as a winter squash). Fruit is sweet, similar to zucchini, and can be eaten fresh, grilled, or steamed. Grow this vine on a trellis for straighter fruit. Some
  • Soil Preference: Fertile, loose, well-drained soil, rich in organic matter.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate to fast growth rate.
  • Form: Agressive trailing vine.
  • Flowers: Yellow flowers.
  • Seed Count: Approximately 25 seeds per packet.
  • Pollinator: Self pollinating.
Shipping Information

Orders for in-stock seeds and hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

Spring 2018 Shipping Schedule
  Zones   Sweet Potatoes Bareroot Roses Tomatoes & Peppers  Potatoes  Tender Annuals Onion Plants All other Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4A 5/22 - 6/8 4/17 - 6/1 5/14 - 6/1 3/27 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 4/10 - 5/11 5/1 - 6/8
4B 5/22 - 6/8 4/17 - 6/1 5/14 - 6/1 3/27 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 4/3 - 5/11 5/1 - 6/8
5A 5/15 - 6/8 4/3 - 6/1 5/14 - 6/1 3/6 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 3/27 - 5/11 4/3 - 6/8
5B 5/1 - 6/8 3/20 - 6/1 5/14 - 6/1 3/6 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 3/27 - 5/11 3/20 - 6/8
6A 5/1 - 6/8 3/6 - 6/1 4/23 - 6/1 3/6 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 3/6 - 5/11 3/6 - 6/8
6B 5/1 - 6/8 3/6 - 6/1 4/23 - 6/1 3/6 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 2/27 - 5/11 3/6 - 6/8
7A 5/1 - 6/8 2/27 - 6/1 4/23 - 6/1 2/27 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 2/20 - 5/11 2/27 - 6/8
7B 5/1 - 6/8 2/27 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/1 2/27 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 2/13 - 5/11 2/27 - 6/8
8A & B 4/24 - 6/8 2/20 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/1 2/20 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 1/30 - 5/11 2/20 - 5/18
9A & B 4/24 - 6/8 1/23 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/1 2/13 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 1/2 - 5/11 2/13 - 5/18
10A & B 4/17 - 6/8 1/23 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/1 2/13 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 1/2 - 5/11 2/13 - 5/18
Last Order Date 6/4/2018 5/28/2018 5/28/2018 6/11/2018 6/4/2018 5/7/2018 1A-7B: 6/4/2018
8A-10B: 5/14/2018

Spring 2018 Insects Shipping Schedule
Zones Lacewings, Lady Beetles
& Encapsulated Earthworms
Nematodes
1A 5/12 - 6/15 5/15 - 6/15
1B - 2A 5/15 - 6/15 5/15 - 6/15
2B - 3B 5/1 - 6/15 5/1 - 6/15
4A - 6A 4/17 - 6/15 4/17 - 6/15
6B - 7A 4/10 - 6/15 4/10 - 6/15
7B - 8B 3/13 - 6/15 3/13 - 6/15
9A - 10B 2/27 - 6/15 2/27 - 6/15
Last Order Date 6/11/18 6/11/18

Shipping Note:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order—via the U.S. Postal Service or United Parcel Service. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the continental United States.

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