Pumpkin, Winter Squash 'Marina di Chioggia'

Cucurbita maxima

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucurbita (koo-KER-bih-ta) (Info)
Species: maxima (MAKS-ih-muh) (Info)
Cultivar: Marina di Chioggia
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Type:

Buttercup (winter)

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Days to Maturity:

91 to 100 days

Mature Skin Color:

Medium Green

Size:

7 to 11 pounds (3 to 5 kg)

12 to 20 pounds (5 to 9 kg)

Habit:

Vining

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Open Pollinated

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Long Beach, California

Saint Louis, Missouri

Reno, Nevada

Los Alamos, New Mexico

Boise City, Oklahoma

Eugene, Oregon

Houston, Texas

Madison, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 3, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Describes it as a good keeper and consistently good producer. 95-100 days.

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On Jan 24, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

The heirloom sea pumpkin of Chioggia, on the coast of Italy, The large turban shaped fruit are deep blue-green. It is one of the most beautiful and unique of all squash. A perfect variety for market gardeners. The rich, sweet flesh is a deep yellow-orange and of good quality, delicious baked or in pies. The fruit weigh about 10 lbs. each and are produced on vigorous vines.

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