GROW UP…with Climbing Italian Summer Squash
I am absolutely loving this Italian Summer Squash, also known as “Trombetta di Albenga”
I planted it from seeds I bought from Renee’s Gardens.
The seed pack says that it is an Italian heirloom squash with a delicate taste similar to a “nutty artichoke”. Well, we finally harvested and it definitely has a delicious, mild taste. The nutty artichoke flavor? Well, I think it is a bit of a stretch to call it that…but I guess I can taste a bit of artichoke when I close my eyes and concentrate on the flavor. Although, I was hoping for a stronger artichoke flavor, I still liked it. The flavor is very light making it a nice addition to a squash/veggie mix in any recipe.
But the reason I REALLY LOVE this squash. It is so easy to grow and it grows UP! It looks lovely on a wall or fence making it perfect for small space gardening.
It is a vigorous climber and covered my six-foot wall trellis in no time. The fruit is seedless and firm and grills on the BBQ wonderfully.
Will I grow this again? YOU BET!
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