pumpkin 'Marina di Chioggia'

pumpkin / Cucurbita pepo 'Marina di Chioggia'

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Buy pumpkin 'Marina di Chioggia' pumpkin / Cucurbita pepo 'Marina di Chioggia': Rustic pumpkin from near Venice. Thick, knobbly skin with sweet and golden flesh

  • 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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Is it necessary to pinch out the tip of a marina di chioggia pumpkin when it reaches a certain length?glenys


Hello, It is not essential to prune your pumpkin plants, however if you want a smaller crop of larger fruit, then (after the plant has flowered and set fruit), you can shorten the stems to focus the plants energy on developing the remaining pumpkins.


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?

Brian Bolden

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.


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