An Italian Heirloom squash with a fabulous color
Marina Di Chioggia Squash is an Italian Heirloom variety, with 3-5kg deeply ribbed attractive deep blue green fruits growing on vigorous trailing vines. The flesh is bright orange and sweet , deliciously sweet when roasted. This winter squash will store well for 4-5 months in cool, dark and dry conditions.
Scientific Name: Cucurbita maxima
Plant Life Cycle: Annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 18C
Germination time in days: 7-14 Days
Indicative Days to maturity: 105 Days
Sunlight: full sun
Soil requirement: rich in organic matter, well drained, fertile
Sowing and cultivation: Start indoors 3-4 weeks before last frost. Sow 1.5 cm deep. Provide 21C soil temperature. Transplant out 1m apart without disturbing roots. Direct sow outdoors when soil is over 21 C degrees F. Germ 7-10 days.