Marina di Chioggia Winter Squash
Regular price $3.25
- Cucurbita maxima Open pollinated. 90 days. Heirloom.
- 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.