Heirloom and Open-pollinated seeds
  • Marina di Chioggia Squash


    Cucurbita maxima

    Min Qty: 30 seeds

    Description:  Very unusual looking winter squash, with deep ridges and bumps, an Italian heirloom.  The fruit grows large, up to 15 lbs each, with a range of colors from bluish to dark green.  They make up for their appearance with a flair for flavor, its dense texture lending itself to being baked, made into pies or ravioli.  Rich in flavor and sweet, it does well in sauces and soups as well.  Stores well, with the flavor improving.

    Planting Instructions:   100 days. After danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed up, sow seeds 1" deep, in loose, rich soil.  If you are planting in rows, plant seeds 4-6" apart in rows 6' apart.  If you are planting in hills, plant 3-4 seeds in a ring around the top of the hill, spacing your hills about 3' apart.  Plant with corn and pole beans, about 2 weeks after the corn is sown.   Squash are generally heavy feeders, so fertilize as they grow to improve your harvest.