Pumpkin 'Marina di Chioggia'

Pumpkin - Pumpkin  'Marina di Chioggia'

Common Name: Pumpkin
Genus: Pumpkin
Cultivar: 'Marina di Chioggia'

Category: Fruit & Vegetables

Height: 0.60 m (60 cm)
Spread: 1.50 m (150 cm)

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: humus-rich moisture retentive soil
  • Rate of growth: fast
  • Hardiness: full hardy

    This is a very old rustic variety of pumpkin from the area around Venice. It has thick knobbly skin and deliciously sweet yellow/orange flesh. Rich in Vitamin A it will help keep your eyes and skin healthy and it also contains mineral salts such as calcium and phosphorous. When stored carefully it can last for several months.

  • Growing Instructions
    Sow inside - March to May and move outside in June or July Sow outside - April to June (when the air temperature is above 15C)
    Sow 2cm deep. It is important to lay the seed vertically as if it is laid flat they may rot before germinating.
    Thin plants to 60cm apart April to August

    Harvest: August to November. Allow the skins to harden in the sun before harvesting.