|[ Italian Trombone Squash (Cucurbita moschata 'Tromba d'Albenga') | Posted on May 7, 2016 ]
This is my first time growing Trombone Squash. It is the "Jack & the Beanstalk" version of squash. I started a few seeds inside and planted them in the garden when they had their first set of true leaves. I only planted 4 to see how they would do and then subsequently put a couple of additional seeds in the row. In just a couple of weeks they are about 3 feet tall with huge and beautiful leaves. I would grow them even if they had no squash. We will need to add more trellising right away, as they grow very quickly. No blooms yet but there are buds. This is a winner for me in zone 9b. We have had a few 100 degree days already and the plants did not droop at all.