Marina di Chioggia Squash

Cucurbita maxima | SKU: 1308 P25
2 Reviews
  • Bumpy, turban shaped fruits grow to 10-12 pounds
  • Sweet, dry flesh
  • Highly productive and good keeper
  • Flavor improves in storage
  • Winter squash
  • 95-100 days

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Item Details

(C. maxima) Beautiful Italian winter squash named for the fishing port near Venice. Large grey-green bumpy turbans average 10-12 pounds. Sweet dry flesh, excellent in soups and pastas. Good keeper, flavor improves with storage. Consistently a heavy producer. 95-100 days.

Learn to Grow Marina di Chioggia Squash

Direct Seed: 1" Deep

Seeds to Hill: 6-8 Seeds

Thin: To 3-4 Plants

Light: Full Sun

Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed. Hills should be spaced 6' apart in all directions. Can also be started indoors 3 weeks before transplanting out.

Ratings & Reviews

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Really beautiful


Huge pumpkin like squash. This is my first time growing them. I experienced a late start after the first set didn't grow. This remained alive after a month and a half with no rain in central VA. My first harvest is on august 10? Wow.

I like a sweeter squash


Grew these for several seasons because I thought they were so pretty, but practicality won in the end as I didn't like eating them very much. Starchy and not sweet enough

We are sorry to hear that you won't be growing them in the future. Regarding the sweetness, the flavor/sweetness improves in storage. Maybe try them again after they've been stored for a little bit? I hope you find another variety of our squash that you will enjoy more. Thank you!