Soil

What soil is good for Tromboncino Squash?

 Rich, well draining soil with plenty of compost mixed in.

Position

How much sun does Tromboncino Squash need?

Full sun

Frost Tolerant

Is Tromboncino Squash frost tolerant?

No

Spacing

How much space does Tromboncino Squash need?

Roughly 60cm apart

Planting

When should I plant Tromboncino Squash?

Tromboncino is a warm season crop that is best planted in spring once the danger of frost has passed. 

Seeds are quick to germinate and can be direct sown once the soil has warmed to roughly 20°C (68°F).  

Feeding

What do I feed Tromboncino Squash?

A regular application of organic fertiliser throughout the season. 

Harvesting

When can I harvest Tromboncino Squash?

Harvest at any size you prefer. You can harvest the young fruit when they are green and use the same way you would Zucchini squash, or wait until the fruit is large, orange and fully mature to be stored and used the same way you would use Butternut squash. Mature fruit is generally ready for harvest when it has completely changed from green to an orange colour and the vine that is attached to the fruit begins to brown and die back. 

Pests

What pests does Tromboncino Squash get?

Aphids, Slug, Snail, Army Worm, Spider Mites, Thrips, Cucumber Beetle, Cutworms, Flea Beetle, Leaf Miner, Squash Bug, Squash Vine Borer, Stink Bugs, 28 Spotted Ladybug

Diseases

What diseases does Tromboncino Squash get?

Leaf Blight and Leaf Spot, Downy Mildew, Powdery Mildew, Fusarium Crown and Foot Rot, Gummy Stem Blight, Verticillium Wilt, Bacterial Wilt, Aster Yellows, Blossom-end Rot, Mosaic Virus, Phytophthora Crown and Root Rot

Notes

Is there anything else I need to know about Tromboncino Squash?

Tromboncino vines as well as their fruit will grow quite large. The vines benefit from trellising to allow room for the long fruit to hang freely. Tromboncino fruits can be quite heavy, so it's important that your trellis can handle the weight of the fruit. 

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