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Cucurbits: Zucchini and Summer Squash

With dozens of cucurbit vegetable varieties to choose from, the right selection means the difference between success and disappointment. Use this guide to determine what zucchini and summer squash will suit you best.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening

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Tromboncino Zucchini is Italian Summer Squash
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Zucchini <em>&lsquo;Tromboncino&rsquo;</em>

This vigorous Italian variety is best trained up a sunny wall to afford everyone a good view of its long, curved, bulbous-ended fruits. The pale green fruits can reach more than12 in (30 cm) long.

Sow: Mid-spring to early summer
Harvest: Midsummer to early fall
Soil Preference: Well-drained soil, moist soil
Sun or Shade: Full sun

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