Our New Favorite Squash – The Tromboncino

We absolutely love this extremely versatile italian summer squash which when its young and green you can eat it just like a zucchini but once it gets older you eat it like it’s a winter squash.  I can’t wait to experiment more with this hearty squash that seems to not be all that attractive to squash borers which are a real problem in this area.    My husband the Viking in my life has already lacto-fermented a couple of batches of this squash and it’s absolutely delicious.  We really have to thank our friend Tom for telling us about this amazing squash that we are just now getting to know.

I really want to try this squash in a soup or as a pureed vegetable I just think it would make a great Thanksgiving side dish and trust me this bad boy can feed a crowd!  It can also be shredded like a spaghetti squash or baked up like zucchini bread too.

I also included a picture of my Dad wandering through our garden this summer and you see our plants, blackberry bush, and tomatoes were flourishing!  If you have a chance run in with this squash seed by the way its a keeper and one you are going to want to try.  This food is one that I consider to be part of the Slow Food Revolution you can start growing it early in the season and you can eat it early or save it for eating later in the winter when the garden is not producing as much.

I will be blogging more about our herb of the week feature probably before the weekend and I have our Biltmore trip coming up soon!  Have a great week!


About Lil' Suburban Homestead

We love to garden, raise chickens, cook, read and all in all run my lil' suburban homestead. We have a passion for living sustainably with the earth which can be challenging at times. We recycle, hang our clothes out on the line and raise some of our own food!
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5 Responses to Our New Favorite Squash – The Tromboncino

  1. oceannah says:

    ohhhh Karen, I don’t know this one, thanks for the introduction. Where’d you get the seed?

  2. I’ve been wanting to try this squash. I planted seeds one year, but they didn’t make it. That was a long time ago, and I can’t remember what happened to them. They are going on the list to order this winter 🙂 Thanks for the suggestion!

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