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Comment by Lissa on December 21, 2012 at 6:11

It's doing so! well, and already producing little female fruit, that I'll leave it be and see what it does. It's nowhere near as huge as the one I grew last year that gave me one fruit, so I have hope that it will prove useful.

I'm a sucker for a random plant too. I respect the ones that sow themselves and just get on with life.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on December 20, 2012 at 11:38

Before you give it the royal order of the boot, take off the small new tips and enjoy them steamed.

Comment by Lissa on December 20, 2012 at 7:30

Mine is definately a pumpkin, sadly. Little round fruit.

Self sown in one of the raised beds it's already starting to take over the backyard. If it gives me fruit I will forgive it!

Comment by Lissa on December 1, 2012 at 16:55

Will be interesting with three of us growing them to see what fruit we get.

Comment by Lissa on December 1, 2012 at 16:52

I did, but I don't remember the the leaves being silvered like these, more like Jane's plain leaf in the main pic.

23.04.12 Tromboncino zucchini

My fruit never grew beyond this size either. I remember Scarlett posting a pic of a ruddy great fruit she grew on hers.

23.04.12 Tromboncino zucchini

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on December 1, 2012 at 11:59

Could be, Lissa ... did you grow Tromboncino last season? Mine are just now getting flowers at about the same size as yours so your conclusion is probably correct. Know for sure in a week or two! The flowers on mine are boys just now so a bit more waiting ...

Comment by Lissa on December 1, 2012 at 9:14

Just occured to me - maybe this is my "mystery" plant. I could have taken a couple of seed and put them in just for the heck (memory fails me but it's the sort of random thing I do).

What do you reckon? It's getting flowers on it already which a pumpin vine wouldn't at that small size I wouldn't think.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on November 27, 2012 at 21:01

Linda Woodrow has a green and a striped Tromboncino. Your seeds came from her and I planted some I had bought somewhere - GH maybe. Anyway, both of my plants have the silvery leaves rather like Pumpkin. And they are close to the same size as yours are.

Comment by Jane on November 27, 2012 at 17:02

Photo of my two Tromboncino plants, just starting to climb. They are both so different one has silver markings on the leaves the other none at all, will be interesting to see if the fruit is different.

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