Marina Di Chioggia Winter Squash

Marina di Chioggia Winter Squash

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    Cucurbita maxima  Open pollinated. Heirloom.
    • 90 days. 
    • Marina di Chioggia Winter Squash has marvelously smooth orange flesh and is pleasantly sweet.
    • The dark blue green rind is full of lumps and bumps, we call this character, and love it for decoration has well as eating. 
    • Fruits average 8-10 lbs. 
    • This heirloom from Venice, Italy, sweetens in storage.
    Planting Directions:  Plant in spring when soil is between 70° to 95°Plant in soil that has been amended with rich compost or general garden fertilizer. Plant 6-8 seeds ½ - 1” deep in hills spaced 3’ to 6’ apart. Thin seedlings to 3 per hill. Seeds may also be started indoors 3 to 4 weeks before last frost. Transplant to hills after all danger of frost has past and soil has warmed and remains 65°-75°. Squash need heavy watering on a regular schedule. Fruits are ready when the rind is hard to the fingernail and the stems begin to dry.