Zucchini Tromboncino Grow Challenge Competition

Our grow challenge is back for summer 2018-19! Grow the longest Zucchini Tromboncino and you could win a 2-Hour on site consult with Leaf, Root & Fruit (value $200). Last year, the winner of our Grow Challenge was Teresa. She also set the Australian Record for the longest Tromboncino (140cm!). It was the first time she had ever grown Tromboncinos. This time it could be you setting a new record!

Spring platning guide tromboncino

Teresa and her Australian record holding tromboncino

We are challenging our growing community to grow the longest Zucchini Tromboncino over the summer.

To help you get started on your quest for gardening glory, we’ve got free packets of seed to give away. This seed packet offer is strictly limited. Fill out the contact form below and we’ll post them out to you. We’ll even cover the cost of postage! Due to lottery permit requirements for some states and quarantine restrictions for others, entrants must reside in the state of Victoria to be eligible to claim a free packet of seeds and enter the competition. The prize of a 2-hour gardening consult is available within the Melbourne Metropolitan Region only.

In return for sending you these seeds, all we ask is that you sign up to our mailing list and keep the Leaf, Root & Fruit community updated on your growing progress over the summer. You can do this via:

The prize will go to the person who can grow the longest Zucchini Tromboncino fruit. To enter you’ll need to provide a photo of yourself with your giant Tromboncino. Please include a ruler or tape measure proving its length when you share it with us. Fruit must be measured in a straight line so it is best to grow the plants up a trellis so that the fruit grows long and straight. The judge’s decision is final! We’ll give you until Monday 29th of April 2019 to submit your entries. The winner will be announced during the following week via our social media.

Check out our blog post for further details on how to grow Zucchini Tromboncino.

Good luck and Happy Gardening!



Terms and Conditions of Entry

  1. The Promoters are Leaf Root & Fruit Pty Ltd.
  2. The competition is open to anyone who is within the greater Metropolitan Melbourne area.
  3. Employees (and their immediate families) of the Promoter are ineligible to enter.
  4. You must subscribe to the email list of the promoter. There is no entry fee to enter this competition.
  5. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  6. The promotion starts on Monday 1st October 2017 at 12:00PM and closes on Monday 29th April 2019 at 11:59 PM. No further entries to the competition will be permitted after this time.
  7. No responsibility will be accepted for entries not being received for whatever reason.
  8. The Promoter’s decision as to those entries able to take part and selection of winners is final. No correspondence relating to the competition will be entered into.
  9. The Promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.
  10. The Promoter is not responsible for inaccurate interpretation of prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
  11. There is one prize available: a 2 hour edible garden consultation with a team member from Leaf, Root & Fruit Pty Ltd. valued at $200, Available within the Melbourne Metropolitan Region only
  12. Consultations from Leaf, Root & fruit are a site visit on weekdays, during business hours, within the specified geographical boundaries. This is for verbal advice & consolation only, for which there are no additional costs. If a written report, design or any additional services are requested by the prize winner, a quote may be provided on request by the winner and at the discretion of the consulting business.
  13. The prizes are as stated and no cash or substitution will be offered. The prize is not transferable. The prize is subject to availability and geographical boundaries as specified for each separate prize.
  14. This competition is a grow challenge. The winner will be the person who can grow the longest Zucchini Tromboncino, measured end to end in a straight line. The Zucchini Tromboncino must be grown in the state of Victoria.
  15. The winner will be notified by email within 7 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 7 days of notification, the Promoter reserves the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and draw a replacement winner. After 3 separate attempts to award the prize, without a winner claiming it, it may be withdrawn from the competition
  16. The winner’s first name and suburb of residence will be published on the applicable Facebook page of Leaf, Root & Fruit and may also be published on the promoters website
  17. The Promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  18. The Promoter reserves the right to cancel the competition if circumstances arise outside of its control.