Trombone Zucchini

My allotment neighbour, Alex, added this unusual vegetable to the Share Table today – Trombone Zucchini.  Or if you want it’s more official title Tromboncino Rampicante.  In fact it’s really a member of the squash family. So it answers to many names.

The magic thing about this vegetable is that it doesn’t seem to be attacked by the pests and diseases our zucchini get bothered with, not at Beelarong anyway.  If left, they can grow enormous – and I’ve seen some very strange looking ones when I pressed the ‘google’ button,  but Alex likes to pick them young and tender.

He tends to slice them and stir fry with garlic, but advises that you ‘treat them like you would a zucchini’. So there, you heard it from the master!

Trombone Zucchini Tromboncino Rampicante

Trombone Zucchini (Tromboncino Rampicante)

If you are living in South East Queensland and fancy trying this veggie for yourself you can get these organic seeds from Green Harvest.

Happy Gardening

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bernice
    Apr 27, 2016 @ 15:41:41

    Jean, did Alex say all the seeds were in the knob on the end and the stem was all flesh? I’m definitely going to give them a try!

    Reply

  2. narf7
    Apr 28, 2016 @ 05:32:46

    I have heard that they are almost invincible and that they are probably better value than chokoes.

    Reply

  3. Jem @ Lost in Utensils
    Apr 28, 2016 @ 06:11:38

    I haven’t grown this one before, looks like a beauty. Yep, Green Harvest is a great place to get seeds.

    Reply

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