Pumpkin- Marina Di Chioggia

Cucurbita maxima

Standard seed packet, 5 seeds

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Pumpkin- Marina Di Chioggia

Cucurbita maxima

  • Vegetable
  • Italian Heirloom
  • Large fruit to 12kg

Heirloom variety which was named after the town of Chioggia in Italy where it originates. A gourmet pumpkin with bumpy warted green/grey skin with bright orange flesh that grow to around 5-12kg. Flesh is dry and has a delicious sweet flavour that is traditionally used in gnocchi and ravioli but is also great baked, grilled and in soups and pies. Stores well and flavour improves with age. Also known as Zucca Barucca and Chioggia Sea Pumpkin.

How to sow and grow:

Method: Sow direct
Sowing Depth: 20mm
When: Spring or after frost
Germination: 5-10 days @ 21-35°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle: Frost tender Annual
Row Spacing: 300cm
Plant Spacing: 120cm
Position: Full sun, moist well drained soil
Days to Maturity/Flowering: 100 days
*Notes: Harvest fruit when vine dries out. Susceptible to mildew.

(Product number: E3-03)

SKU E3-03
Shipping Weight 0.0024kg
Botanical name: Cucurbita maxima
Packet type: Standard seed packet
Packet quantity: 5 seeds
Photo credits:

Photos by Alan Levine / CC BY-SA 2.0

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