Zappallo de Tronco Squash Seeds - (Cucurbita maxima)

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SKU:
V1404
Seed Count:
Approx 25 seeds per pack
Days to Maturity:
60 days
Type:
Summer & Winter
Organic:
Yes
Status:
Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
  • Zappallo de Tronco Squash - (Cucurbita maxima)
  • Zappallo de Tronco Squash - (Cucurbita maxima)
  • Zappallo de Tronco Squash - (Cucurbita maxima)
  • Zappallo de Tronco Squash Seeds - (Cucurbita maxima)
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Description

Zappallo de Tronco Squash -The Avocado Squash

A wonderful cross between a summer and winter squash with an edible rind. Can be eaten whole when small (2½-4 inches) as a summer squash or left to mature to the fully ribbed state and used as a winter squash. A bushy upright plant with 3-4" acorn type squash with great texture and flavor. Drought-tolerant and quick maturing.

In the summer the squash has a dark green exterior and a light green flesh-similar to a hass avocado. The flesh is very smooth and dry. As a summer squash it does not give off a lot of excess water like a zucchini does.

As a winter squash it is dry, semi sweet and a relatively short keeper. 

Very popular for farmers markets. This would be an excellent squash to have back in major circulation. It is sometimes referred to as an Avocado Squash or Zapallito de Tronco Squash.

History

Summer Squash is one of the oldest known crops—it was found in 10,000 year old archaeological sites in Mexico. Its cultivation in the southern and eastern U.S. and some highlands of Central America dates back to at least 2700 BC. The remarkable diversity was already present in pre-Columbian times. 

Uses

It is used fresh, grilled, cooked in soups or even used in pies.

Growing Tip

Sow 5 seeds per hill, 4' apart. Thin to the best 2-3 plants. Squash seeds dislike cold soil. It's better to wait until the soil is warm to plant the seeds.

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1 Review

  • 5
    Zapallo de Tronco squash

    Posted by Margaret Lauterbach on Jan 20th 2018

    Every friend i've shared this squash with over a number of years has loved it. I've found squash bugs are not quickly killing it, and although it produces well, it's not overwhelming like zucchini. One friend who tasted it (lightly sauteed) who claimed to be a connoisseur of summer squash, said his "tongue had an orgasm" when he tasted it.

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