Marina di Chioggia Squash
- 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
(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
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!