pumpkin 'Marina di Chioggia'
- 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 15°C)
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.
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Q:When do I sow Pumpkin seeds?
I have just taken the pulp out of a Pumpkin and have saved the seeds to dry. Is there a particular time to sow these seeds either in the greenhouse or outside?Asked on 1/11/2005 by Brian Bolden
A:The best time to sow the Pumpkin seeds is in April indoors or the end of May or beginning of June if sowing directly into the ground outside.Answered on 2/11/2005 by Crocus
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