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Post  southern gardener on 3/19/2014, 3:51 pm

Does anyone have any Zucchetta Seeds, Tromboncino seeds they'd like to send me? i can't find any locally, and the shipping for just one packet of seeds is crazy! I'd send you a SASE!! I never thought I'd have such a tough time!! TIA!!
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Post  bonnie0128 on 3/19/2014, 4:00 pm

I don't have any but I've added it to my list of fun things to try!  Did you see this source on Ebay? Not cheap...but I don't know how much your other sources were.  Ebay Zucchetta Sale
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Post  southern gardener on 3/19/2014, 8:15 pm

thank you! I will check it out. I think my daughter has an ebay account. I don't tho, so if anyone else has seeds they'd like to share I'd be soooo grateful!! ty again bonnie!!
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Post  southern gardener on 4/22/2014, 3:13 pm

Thank you soooo very much to Judy McConnell for mailing me some seeds! We planted them, and they all came up nicely! Planted them out in the garden today near the arch! HOPING to have it covered this summer. I've told my grandson we're going to sit under there in the shade this summer and have a hamburger and french fries and a milk shake!!

 
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and the seeds GREW

Post  Judy McConnell on 4/22/2014, 3:47 pm

So very glad that the seeds germinated and don't they look healthy!

Good job, Gal
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Post  southern gardener on 4/22/2014, 3:51 pm

they sure are healthy!! They took a looong time to germinate, then pooooof!! So glad to get them in the garden!! Thank you again, Judy, you're a sweetie pie!!
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Post  southern gardener on 5/25/2014, 2:01 am

update. The plants are probably about 2 1/2 feet tall, and we found at least two little squash!! So excited, we may finally get our arch covered!!  wahoo!!
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Post  southern gardener on 6/27/2014, 11:09 pm

Here is an update on the seeds, well not anymore lol, the squash plant that Judy was kind enough to send me!! The vines are a little over 8 feet tall and at the top of the arch, and several squash...here are three of them Smile The dark green one is close to 3' long!! Love these things!!

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Post  Marc Iverson on 6/27/2014, 11:47 pm

Holy cow, those are so awesome looking!

What accounts for the color changing like that? They just turn darker green as they grow?
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Post  southern gardener on 6/28/2014, 2:54 am

@Marc Iverson wrote:Holy cow, those are so awesome looking!

What accounts for the color changing like that?  They just turn darker green as they grow?
I don't know why they're different colors? I was wondering the same thing. Seeds came from the same packet, planted at the same time. They sure are cool though! They're weaving through the trellis wire, so we're getting some crazy shapes! There are a couple of babies that look like they're going to be OK to finish out at the very TOP of the arch! Gotta keep those miserable moles out of the bed, they mess up the soil, and then the plant aborts flowers. I will post pics again Smile
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Post  has55 on 6/28/2014, 10:43 am

your pictures are awesome!!! Never heard of this plant. how do you eat them? excuse my ignorance.

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Post  southern gardener on 6/28/2014, 12:15 pm

@has55 wrote:your pictures are awesome!!! Never heard of this plant. how do you eat them? excuse my ignorance.

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Thank you has55. I don't know! Anyone out there with recipes? We just planted these for fun to cover our arch for the grand babies Smile The goal is to have a picnic in the shade this summer...we're ALMOST there! BUT, there has to be a loooong squash so my 5 yo grandson can bonk his head   lol!! Every time he comes over, he checks!!
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Post  Judy McConnell on 6/28/2014, 5:53 pm

I discovered on Google that the green fruit is used just like zucchini and if the fruits are allowed to ripen to yellow - they will be used like winter squash.

So these neat plants serve double duty Very Happy  Very Happy
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Post  southern gardener on 6/28/2014, 5:55 pm

@Judy McConnell wrote:I discovered on Google that the green fruit is used just like zucchini and if the fruits are allowed to ripen to yellow - they will be used like winter squash.

So these neat plants serve double duty Very Happy  Very Happy
oh wow!  Good to know Judy!! TY! Did you save these seeds yourself? they are good ones that's for SURE!!
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Post  southern gardener on 7/23/2014, 3:21 pm

welp...it's ALMOST head bonking time!! Thank you tod Judy McConnell for  the seeds!! The girls scouts came by for a tour of our garden, and took a few of these beauties as well as lots of other stuff! These are sooo cool!! Hope you like the pics!!


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Post  Judy McConnell on 7/23/2014, 4:23 pm

Bought a pack of seeds from Territorial Seeds Co, after hearing someone here mentioning the squash last year. Checking the pack - it says the fruit might be light green to tan.

Unfortunately I didn't get my seeds in, so am enjoying them vicariously through you. Very Happy  Very Happy
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Post  southern gardener on 7/23/2014, 8:25 pm

@Judy McConnell wrote:Bought a pack of seeds from Territorial Seeds Co, after hearing someone here mentioning the squash last year. Checking the pack - it says the fruit might be light green to tan.

Unfortunately I didn't get my seeds in, so am enjoying them vicariously through you. Very Happy  Very Happy
interesting! Ours are light green, dark green, tan, beige...all colors! it's funny, they seem to take on a color when young, and that's how they end up.
We had a girl scout troop over today to tour the garden, and they LOVED the squash and trellis! These girls are amazing too! I think they wanted to go home and start composting and gardening !! wahoo!!
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Post  southern gardener on 7/27/2014, 12:06 pm


well, I'm sorry this is crooked. I've rotated etc..and still crooked. 
These are the Tromboncino squash today! Looks like we're gonna have our picnic this week! There are just loads of them!! Have a good Sunday!!
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Post  southern gardener on 7/29/2014, 1:55 am



welp...he bonked his head! I'm sorry the pics keep turning. I have rotated turned and tried everything. I don't know why it won't work. Bout done trying to post pics....
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Post  sanderson on 7/29/2014, 2:17 am

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Post  southern gardener on 9/12/2014, 3:39 pm

picked the biggest one yet!!! 47 1/2 inches and 13 1/2 lbs!!! The vines are still going strong too Smile
ok...well, I've tried 5 times to load the pic, and keep getting the "crash" face, or connection reset message...so sorry can't post the pics.
There are pics and videos on the BTE FB page if you're interested.

God bless!
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Post  Marc Iverson on 9/12/2014, 4:25 pm

Did you try different browsers, southerngardener? I went from Firefox to IE and finally to Chrome before I found a browser that reliably uploaded pictures for me.

Really, of course, by far the easiest way is to just use photobucket or a similar hosting service anyway. Then copying pics is a breeze and you have them all in a central location, organized by however many folders and subcategories you might like, ready to posted anywhere or linked to in an e-mail, etc. Even if you think the photo management software here on this forum stinks on ice, there have always been easier and better alternatives to getting a picture up here or anywhere.
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Post  southern gardener on 9/12/2014, 7:36 pm

Thanks Marc. I use Chrome and love it. I don't want to download another browser at this point. Hopefully, whatever is up will get ironed out Smile  Ty again!!
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Post  Marc Iverson on 9/12/2014, 8:16 pm

So are those monsters still tasting good at four feet long?
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Post  southern gardener on 9/13/2014, 1:55 pm

@Marc Iverson wrote:So are those monsters still tasting good at four feet long?
They seem to taste the same at any size! They are a SUPER cool thing to grow for sure! We have WAY more than we can eat and give away, but they are head turners when people come over! I'm gonna try another pic!!


welp...I got a pic, but they're sideways again!! It won't allow me to "rotate"  but at least you can see 'em!!
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