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Marina Di Chioggia Pumpkin (20-35 seeds) (SQ133) $2.50
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Marina Di Chioggia Pumpkin

         
 
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95 Days (C. maxima) 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. Stunning! Pure Italian seed, from one of Italy's best heirloom growers.

 
Marina Di Chioggia Pumpkin
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 8
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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13 out of 13 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Apiginthegarden
Location:
Kamuela, HI
Date:
July 21, 2013
          4.0
 
give it room
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Amazing leaves, setting a lot

What are the cons? got knocked by everything

Review:

I did two successive plantings since I am in Hawaii with our endless planting season. Round one these guys started strong, but got powdery mildew and destroyed by vine borers/pickle worm. I planted a T shaped mega mound with a lot of water and manure one month later. The vines are encouraged to reroot every few feet as they are allowed to run down a long manure bed. Now we are talkin'! Leaves two feet across, over 3'high and fruit setting every 18" on these mega vines. Don't give up. This Italian just likes all the good things in life, sun, water, and a lot of food.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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8 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Chuck
Date:
December 25, 2012
          5.0
 
Best tasting pumpkin ever
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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I will add my vote to the chorus of raves for this pumpkin. Very, very intense flavor. And, indeed, they can get large. I am going to try the trick of clipping the long shoots next year because I only got one pumpkin per vine (which is why my pumpkin was large.)

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Michelle in Tampa
Date:
August 7, 2012
          5.0
 
Description Inaccurate!
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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Don't believe the description above! I got massive pumpkins in the 17 to 19 lb range! We used a "3-Sister"guild (as described in "Gaia's Garden" by Toby Hemingway) to grow these beauties, along with Aztec Black corn and some pole beans. The corn did well but the beans couldn't get enough sun to really get going. We got 2 to 3 fruits per vine. Make sure that you clip the ends off the vines to encourage side shoots, as these are where your female flowers will develop. If you have trouble with critters chomping your leaves, like we did, the fruit will get sunburnt and turn an ugly orange-y green color. Doesn't seem to effect the taste, which is excellent, easily my new favorite. My CSA members loved it too.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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12 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Candice
Date:
September 16, 2011
          5.0
 
The best ever
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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Last summer I grew four winter squash varieties from Bakercreek, all with great descriptions or write ups. They were all disappointing except for this one. This pumpkin is like nothing I have ever had. It's flesh is dark orange, smooth and creamy, and once cured, very sweet. I had kids who hate pumpkin loving this one. I found the texture like silk, not fibrous at all. Vines and pumpkins are huge, about 4 per vine. Best pie, great in soup, delicious baked or steamed. I gave some out as gifts, they are that yummy. This is the only pumpkin I will be growing this summer. I can't praise it enough.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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15 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
GoatGranny
Date:
July 16, 2011
          5.0
 
Our overall favorite
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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We've been growing this one for about four years, and are still finding new uses for it. It needs to sit and cure for about a month, or two, to sweeten up (during which time we eat our shorter-season squash), and then it becomes our mainstay for the rest of the year. While other squash are rotting, these are still hard-shelled and tasty. We read somewhere that in Itally, these squash are sold from street vendors, grilled, so we tried that: Slice into 1/2 slices, wipe with olive oil and garlic powder, salt and pepper, then grill until soft. They are fabulous. They make a curry pumpkin soup that is fabulous, and if you just cut a triangle into them and pop them in the oven at 325 for an hour or so, you have caramelized 'pumpkin' goo for about everything. And, at the end of the year, we grind up the 'old' ones and feed to the chickens, when the 'new' ones are harvested - they last that long.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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