Winter squash Seeds TROMBETTA DI ALBENGA
Price for Package of 3 seeds.
Trombetta di Albenga is an Italian heirloom climbing winter squash.
It’s a highly valuable variety, with a delicate flavor.
The plant is a strong climber, with broad leaves, its fruits are thin, slightly crooked, trumpet-shaped, skin is pale green when unripe and yellow when ripe.
Fruits can grow up to 1 m long, weighing as much as 5kg, but they are usually harvested when 20-30 cm long and used as courgettes. If harvested when 10-15 cm long they are very tender and can be eaten raw. The flesh of the ripe fruits is cooked to prepare puree, soups, ravioli stuffing or cakes. Seeds can be eaten slightly toasted and salted.
Produces long, slender, white to pale yellow, 15-inch fruit with a bulb at the bottom. Picked while young and tender, they are delicious and sweet as summer squash. If allowed to mature, this is also great as a winter squash. As a winter squash, it is used for stuffing in gnocchi and ravioli, & for baking and pies!
The mature fruit grow very long. Because of their unique shape and delicious flavor they are in very high demand at specialty markets, but can be a pain to store, for the same reason.
Trombetta di albenga grows as an Annual and is a Vegetable. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Trombetta di albenga is known for its Vine habit and growing to a height of approximately 2.00 metres (6.50 feet). Expect blooming to occur in early summer.
Italy is believed to be where Trombetta di albenga originates from.
This plant tends to need a moderate amount of maintenance, so ensuring that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for Trombetta di albenga Winter squash is quite important to ensure you have a happy and healthy plant.