Tromboncino Summer Squash
There are several reasons to grow this lovely swan-necked squash. The flavor and texture are wonderful--fine-grained, never soggy, with a buttery richness that others don't have. It is a different species from other summer squash, Cucurbita moschata instead of C pepo. That is a boon for seed savers who don't want their summer squash to cross with their pumpkins. And anywhere vine borers are a problem, this is the best option for a summer squash that stays healthy all summer. I recommend these for the South, where borers are a plague.
In the kitchen, I like the long seedless necks for slicing and the bulbed seed cavity at the end for stuffing. And I also like their flavor as a winter squash when fully mature. (They mature to an even tan, like a butternut.) It's other name is Zucchini Rampicante. It's a vine, so plant it on the edge of the garden where it can roam, or put it on a trellis or fence. 20 seeds