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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Trombetta di Albenga squash

Last year a fellow Master Gardener, Kathie Fitzpatrick, introduced me to this fantastic squash, Trombetta di Albenga. Love the name of this Italian heirloom.  Aptly named, the fruit of this plant is shaped like a trumpet. The taste and texture are akin to artichoke heart.  It grows to an amazing height of 6-8 feet. I've planted my seedlings, which I started indoors in February, next to a fence.  Hopefully, they will grow to look like those depicted in this Sunset magazine piece on vertical gardening

1 comment:

  1. Those look awesome.
    Beautiful and delicious!
    I hope your seedlings do well.