A journey of a thousand miles begins with .... a HUGE squash!

One thing I can say about growing these Italian “heirloom” squash, you are never really disappointed with the results!

The beauties are an heirloom squash called “Tromboncino” ( “little trumpet or trombone”) and you can use the  fresh (green) like zucchini. When they turn orange, you can use and store them like a winter squash.  Talk about versatility!

When green, I  think they are better than regular zucchini. The texture is firm, the flavor very delicate with a hint of artichoke.  Once they turn orange you can use them as you would a butternut squash.  I like to bake them with brown sugar and butter – yum!

Not only do they taste amazingly, but there are other perks to this veggie. They are  borer-resistant, vertical, therefore,  space-saving  and tend to grow into humorous shapes.  What more could you want from a squash!

Here’s where you can order these pretty cool squash seeds

Jordanne among the giants

Squash stockpile!

Weigh in! Guess the poundage!

Now that we’ve stocked up our pantry with an arsenal of squash, we are going to have some fun with ya’ll.


If you can GUESS the weight of the squash on table, (shown above) you could win a 2012 LITTLE HOMESTEAD IN THE CITY calendar.

So weigh in, everyone!

Good luck!

 COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED.  We will be tallying up the squash and posting the tally and winner soon – thanks for playing!


  1. Peggy Murphy says:

    I’m weighing in. I think the Trombocino’s weigh 575 lbs. 🙂

  2. Melissa says:

    I’m gonna say 750.

  3. Neoma says:

    I’m going with: 540lbs

  4. Marc Kivel says:

    65 lbs of squash – nice looking variety!

  5. Steve says:

    Wow – those are huge!! I’ll guess 350 pounds.

  6. carolann krimmer says:

    nice, by the way, and thanks for the link for seed

  7. Frederique Guezille says:

    I’m going to guess 150 lbs. They look wonderful 🙂

  8. Jeni Vandall says:

    hmmm that is a tough one to guess on…i’m going to have to say 490 lbs.

    I love the calendar from this year, so I hope my guess is the winner…lol

  9. anita says:

    78 lbs.

  10. Barbara says:

    I’ll say 212 lbs (but I have absolutely no idea! LOL!)

  11. Kenny Jackson says:

    272 pounds of yumminess!

  12. Andrea says:

    I’m thinking around 475 lbs.

  13. Rita says:

    I’m thinking 417 pounds. Wish I had one. My season started too cold and so, no ripe winter squash in my garden. I think you’re all awesome and inspiring people. Have followed you for years.

  14. Katie says:

    I guess 139 lbs. Thanks also for the seed link.

  15. Trina says:

    I guess 210 lbs.

  16. The Lunch Hour Gardener says:

    170 pounds 🙂

  17. Emily says:

    So I’m thinking about…228lbs. Great haul! Love your website, very motivational. It has even changed how me and my husband live our lives. Thank you for being an inspiration.

  18. Shanna Cannon says:

    334 Pounds!

  19. Wendy says:

    333 pounds

  20. Candace says:

    I say 350 pounds.

  21. Bethany says:

    I’m going to guess 195 lbs.

  22. Nancy R says:

    I’m going with 51.5 pounds. Nancy

  23. Beverly says:

    One Meeeellion pounds!
    Ok, really, I’m going for 322#.
    I wonder if those would grow up in the Pacific Northwest?
    Awesome, I had no idea squash could do anything like that!

  24. Joleen says:

    I think 250 pounds.

  25. Elizabeth Graham says:

    187 pounds…

  26. Ginger says:

    I say 55 lbs. I really want to grow those amazing squashes next season.

  27. elaine nieves says:

    I’ll guess 89 1/2 lbs. That’s as good a guess as any I figure. Actually no figuring involving math was used for this guess ( as you probably could tell).

  28. Diane says:

    179 lbs. of squash

  29. Deidre in Southeast Louisiana says:

    Awesome!!! My guess……482#

  30. tracey -WA state says:


  31. Robert lindsay says:

    I say 278.4 lb. Did I get it?

  32. Jenny says:

    180 lbs. of happy squash.

  33. Grandpa Charlie says:

    285 Pounds

  34. Susan says:

    198 pounds!

  35. Chris V says:

    Ay yi yi … this is too hilarious! … My guess … 525 # ???
    KUDO’s to y’all for this kind of harvest! Ay yi yi .. Unbelievable!!! 🙂

  36. Jason says:


  37. Brian says:

    I’m guessing 545 lbs.

  38. bstar says:

    One thing I’ve always wondered about these squash – where’s the soil that they live in? Do you grow them on the ground and let them vine up? Or do you just have planter boxes up on the top?

    They’re amazing!

  39. Terry says:

    Let’s see. I think 278 lbs. That’s a lot of squash!

  40. Juanita Gilmore says:

    I’m guessing about 625!!!

  41. Laura says:

    I’ll guess 201 pounds. I’ve been reading your website for a long time and really enjoy it.

  42. Erica says:

    233 lbs.

  43. Jill Pittman says:

    I guessing 178 lbs.

  44. Leigh Anne says:

    I’ll guess 205 lbs.

  45. Barb on the Central Coast says:

    77 lbs

  46. amy says:

    142 pounds

    Can you hollow them out and make instruments out of them? Or like a digeridoo? That would be quite the bonus out of a vegetable, eat it and then make music with it. 🙂

  47. Nancy says:

    I’m guessing 55 lbs. Way to go!

  48. Sue says:

    98 lbs. 🙂

  49. Dee says:

    80 lbs

  50. Brian says:

    430 Pounds

  51. Monica says:

    301 lbs ;0)

  52. jengod says:

    I guess 818 pounds of squash. 🙂

    I will definitely buy your seeds as soon as I have a trellis that can support a quarter ton or so of produce!

  53. Rhonda says:

    121 pounds.

  54. Becca says:

    All you would have had to say is “borer resistant” and I would have been sold. Gee, I despise those borers!

  55. Sherri says:

    Wowzers!!! That’s some spectacular squash! I’m guessing 620lbs 🙂

  56. Brenda Hatch says:


    My guess would be 216LBS!!


  57. Sandy says:

    I guess 42 pounds.

  58. Tim says:

    I guess 74 pounds

  59. Meegan Kliewer says:

    156 pounds.

  60. Tim says:

    153 lbs.

  61. Deanna says:

    I would say around 130 lbs

  62. Joy Giles says:

    75 lbs

  63. Sandy says:

    I guess 37 pounds

  64. Carol says:

    Wow! I’m guessing 450 pounds.

  65. Tricia says:


  66. Jennifer says:

    I guess 972lbs!

  67. Amanda says:

    I guess about 400 lbs! What an amazing squash…

  68. Kathleen says:

    I guess 145 lbs

  69. Trisha says:

    I’m guessing 412 pounds!

  70. John Taylor says:

    My guess is 275 lbs

  71. Sarah S says:

    Awesome squash. My current favorite is Cheese Squash, a cross between butternut and acorn. Great flavor.

    My guess is 101 pounds of delicousness.

  72. Pat says:

    Hmm… I’m guessing 168 lbs…but it might be mostly water weight, right?

    That looks interesting and fun to grow. How would they do in a drought area, I wonder?

  73. Eloise Martindale says:

    I guess 142 lbs.
    What do you feed them? My Tromboncino are big, but not as big as your big ones.
    I still have a lot to learn.

  74. Amy says:

    65 pound beauties!

  75. Megan O says:

    Wow!!!!! Just beautiful. I grow Tromboncino also, but mine have never gotten that big; longest so far has been a little over a yard. I love those plants!

    My guess is 240 pounds.

  76. marianne says:

    I guess 110 lbs.

  77. Heidi says:

    My guess is 273lbs. Calendar looks great!

  78. Amy says:

    I think 237!

  79. Charlee says:

    267.5 lbs

  80. Lizz says:

    Umm….873 lbs

  81. Janine says:

    214 pounds 🙂

  82. Loki says:

    96kg or 212 lbs

    spaghetti squash got me through college

  83. Phil says:

    672 lbs

  84. Bonnie Reynolds says:

    97 pounds!

  85. kristine says:


  86. Jane says:

    257.6 lbs.

  87. Edward says:

    Amazing squash. I would guess 525 pounds.

  88. Michael says:

    42lbs 3 3/4 oz.

  89. Susan says:

    I’ll guess 258 lbs.

  90. robyn says:

    I’d say 236 lbs. I hope!!!

  91. Helen says:

    my guess is

  92. Jeanna says:

    I will guess 187 pounds.

  93. Elizabeth says:

    My guess is 184 lbs.

  94. Gina says:


    Great photos!! Hope I win!

  95. Joshua says:

    lbs….pounds….What are they…!!
    I guess 190 kgs……

  96. Carol Rhodes says:

    I would guess 150lbs. That is enough squash to squash you! haha.

  97. Aja says:

    WOW! Yum!
    Er…. I guess 90lb!

  98. Aja says:

    Yeah, I don’t do pounds either! 90lb is roughly equal to 45kg, right? Because that’s what I meant! 😀

  99. Miss Antoinette says:

    Oh my goodness that is wonderfully amazing looking squash!!!! I would LOVE to get my hands on a couple of those as we eat lots of squash and love trying new ones! 🙂

    How much would one of those sell for?

    Hmmm…. Well that stack must be way over 100 lbs. at least so to be more exact I suppose I’ll say close to 250 lbs.

    Cannot wait to see what all of them actually weigh! hehe

    Have a blessed fall season and God bless,

    Miss Antoinette

  100. Jane says:

    I guess 350 lb.

  101. Remy says:

    398 lbs!

  102. Kelley Smith says:

    I guess 168 pounds. And those are absolutely amazing squash. I’m going to order some very soon!

  103. Tami Thompson says:

    101 lbs.

  104. Candee Anding says:

    I guess 229 pounds. They are beautiful. Where do you store them? That pile needs a lot of room.

  105. Diane Piper Olivares says:

    187 pounds of squash!

  106. Mickey Fitch says:


  107. Rita Brown says:

    I say 210 ls! Thats a lotta squash!

  108. The Herbal Hare says:

    I planted some of these myself this year…they are wonderful! I’m going to say
    115 lbs.

  109. Patrick Phillips says:

    I’m guessing 373 pounds. It’s a great site. We’re on about 1/3 acre and we share our garden space with 3 other families. We donate a lot of our produce to a local food bank that provides for returning disabled veterans. You folks are great and such an inspiration!

  110. sherilyn jackson says:

    32 lbs 😉