Garden Goliath–Zucchino Rampicante

We are big fans our an heirloom Italian zucchini called Zucchino Rampicante.  It must be gaining converts, because it is the number one search term that brings people to this blog.  It is also known as Tromboncino Zucchini or Tromboncino Squash.  It is a vining zucchini that produces huge summer squash or can even be grown as a winter storage squash.  The best way to describe it is with pictures.  I have harvested 8 this week and there are plenty more coming.  It is a much firmer zucchini and has an excellent flavor.  The long neck is seedless.  Because of the firm texture and lack of seeds it is a standout as a zucchini parmigiana.  We also cut it into long spaghetti noodles with a spiralizer.  See more about how to make noodles and how to grow it.  When you grow your food yourself you can grow wonders like these that will never show up in a grocery store.  I wonder how long it would take me to get to another Italian restaurant serving these.


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