Italian Winter Squash Marina Di Chioggia

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Large unique turban shaped deep blue-green 6-10lb fruit are produced on vigorous vines with a rich, sweet, deep yellow-orange flesh of outstanding quality.

  • Seed Count: 40

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Italian Winter Squash Marina Di Chioggia

Italian Winter Squash Marina Di Chioggia. This very old Italian Heirloom rustic variety originates near Venice and is considered the King of Italian Squashes. Large unique turban shaped deep blue-green 6-10lb fruit are produced on vigorous vines with a rich, sweet, deep yellow-orange flesh of outstanding quality. In Italy this is popular for gnocchi and ravioli, but also delicious baked or in pies. Rich in Vitamin A, also contains mineral salts (Calcium & Phosphorous).  Avg. yield: 2 fruits

Cultivation Advice Italian Winter Squash Marina Di Chioggia

  • A sunny spot protected from strong winds is essential.
  • The soil must be well drained and rich in humus, the more the better.
  •  fill each hole at least 12” square with garden compost and paper at the bottom into which goes a single plant.
  • For bush varieties 24in between each plant is fine – 48in for vines.
  • Many winter Squash / Pumpkins like to sprawl out and need plenty of space.
  • Vining Squash / Pumpkins require a larger area to run, whilst semi-vining and bush varieties of winter squash / courgette can be well contained.
  • If space is tight just keep turning the branches back to the centre to prevent spreading and over-running other plants.