Marina di Chioggia squash is medium to large in size, weighing between 10 and 12 pounds and having a round, short, and squat shape. Slight vertical ridging runs through the dark green to gray-blue skin. A semi-hollow fibrous cavity with many large, flat, cream-colored seeds is surrounded by thick, dense, and dry yellow-orange flesh. Marina di Chioggia squash is tender and sweet when cooked, with nutty flavours.
Botanical name : Cucurbita maxima
Common name : Marina di Chioggia Squash, Winter
Size at maturity : 10-12"
Days to maturity : 95-105
Light requirement : Full sun
Planting time : Spring / Summer
Sowing method : Direct sow
Planting depth : 1/2"
Plant spacing : 4-6"
Ships : Year-round
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 250