Marina Di Chioggia (trailing)
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One of the most startlingly unique winter squashes on the market, the Marina Di Chiogga will delight you in size, color, and taste! Heirloom.
Marina Di Chioggia Pumpkin Seeds
[95 days] This amazing blue-green, heirloom squash heralds from the small, seaside village of Chioggia, Italy where it’s famous for it’s unique appearance and excellent flavour. Shaped like a turban, this pumpkin has bumpy, aquamarine-green skin, succulent yellow-orange flesh, and averages between 8-12 lb.
Delicious baked or in pies and especially prized for use in gnocchi and ravioli. Excellent for storage, the taste of the Marina di Chioggia squash actually improve with storage, so don’t be afraid to save them for winter eating.
The average yield is two fruits per vine.
When is Marina Di Chioggia ready to be harvested? You should know when your pumpkin is ready to harvest if the skin is hard and when you tap it you hear a hollow sound. Once the leaves start dying you should be harvesting as your Marina Di Chioggia won't get much bigger than it already is.
How do I protect my Marina Di Chioggia from pests eating it? You can protect your pumpkins by applying a thin later of petroleum jelly to the outside skin. This will stop many pests from eating your pumpkins as they don't like the taste. You can also apply this to the inside of your pumpkin when carved to stop your Marina Di Chioggia from rotting as quick.
How long does Marina Di Chioggia take to germinate? Marina Di Chioggia takes about 5-8 days to germinate and start the sprouting process. Plant out your pumpkin seeds when all risk of frost has passed about a meter apart from each other.
Marina Di Chioggia (trailing) Details
- Average Germination Time
- 7 - 14 Days
- Sowing Method
- Start in Pots / Trays
- Days to Maturity
- 100 - 120 Days
- Grow in Greenhouse
- Optional for Early Crop
- Packet Seed Count
- Recommended Soil pH
Sow and Harvest Times