Seed of the Month: Climbing Italian Summer Squash 'Trombetta di Albenga'
This wonderful Italian heirloom summer squash is a vigorous climbing
vine, producing many 12 to 15-inch, lime-green fruits with a curvaceous
trumpet shape and a delicate mild taste with a hint of nutty artichoke
Trombetta's flesh is seedless and firm and doesn't get watery or
mushy like regular zucchini. The rambling plants will soon cover a
trellis, fence or stakes with graceful fruits that hang like jade
ornaments cloaked in a lush canopy of big, heart-shaped leaves.