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