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Marina Di Chioggia Pumpkin (20-35 seeds) (SQ133) $3.00

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Marina Di Chioggia Pumpkin

         
 
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(C. maxima) 95 days. The heirloom sea pumpkin of Chioggia, a fishing village on the coast of Italy, south of Venice. The large turban- shaped fruits 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 fruits weigh about 10 lbs each and are produced on vigorous vines. Originally from South America this warty winter squash made its way back to Spain and found its popularity in Italy. This dark orange and sweet fleshed fruit was introduced to Venice in the late 1600s and quickly became a beloved addition to the culinary culture. The network of lagoons south of Venice has been inhabited since the 5th century. Originally the people there fished and hunted small game, harvested sea salt, grew fruit, and eventually vegetables. The region became a major source of vegetables for the Venetians once the salt marshes were drained and cultivated. Winter squash became a key staple for the winter months and especially for the poor who could not afford or access meat as readily. The rich, dense texture of Marina di Chioggia, storing for up to six months, filled this winter food gap and its incredible depth of flavor quickly spread throughout Italy and the world. This beauty of a squash is still served on the canals of Venice. Grilled with olive oil by the bargemen and served as a whole wedge. A sweet and savory delight, for sure! Its meaty and sweet texture has also made this pumpkin popular as a filling for ravioli and for making gnocchi.
 
Marina Di Chioggia Pumpkin
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 13
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

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Nickname:
mightymuskquatch
Location:
Olivet, MI, United States
Date:
November 6, 2017
          5.0
 
Marina Di Chioggia Pumpkin
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? easy, beautiful, hardy

What are the cons? none

Review:

These beauties are easy to grow, have very few pest issues, produce good yields, and hold pretty well. They also taste great! I just cook them like any other squash and they are terrific!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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12 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
CaliforniaGirl
Location:
Sacramento, CA, United States
Date:
January 27, 2017
          5.0
 
Fantastic
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Firm, sweet, nutty flesh

What are the cons? none

Review:

Grew this variety in 2015. This pumpkin is fun to grow and eat. It produced funky looking, dark greenish-blue, warty pumpkins that freaked out my garden guests. I picked them at the end of summer and stored them in my (hot) garage since I had no room in my house at the time. They stored forever! I ate my first one at just over a month after picking. Cubed it and threw it into some red Thai curry I had made. The flesh was firm, sweet, and nutty tasting and was perfect in that dish - my favorite way to use this pumpkin! I used it in other dishes that required long cooking times, like soups and stews, and it's also great roasted. It kept its integrity through all that cooking. Perfect stew pumpkin! Freezes well too, for later use. Just pop it into your next stew or soup (or curry!!!). The longer I let the pumpkins sit, the firmer and sweeter they became. And they never rotted. I use other tender pumpkin varieties for purees. Try this one!!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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19 out of 19 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Colo. gardener
Location:
Denver, CO, United States
Date:
February 28, 2016
          5.0
 
Unique flavor
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? delicious and easy growing

What are the cons? None

Review:

If you let the squash cure at least 30 days after picking, the flavor becomes so delicious you just need bake and eat. It's an outstanding unique flavor , and very dry. A really wonderful , worth it squash, I do not plant any other kind anymore. It is enormous , one season I thought the vines would have grown to Colorado Springs. I think very little if any fertilizer , just good soil and lots of sun and heat. A 10

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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14 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Andrew
Location:
Richmond, CA, United States
Date:
November 11, 2015
          5.0
 
Solid Meaty Tasty Good Text
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Stores well, Great Texture

What are the cons? None

Review:

Grew well in hills on shallow soil previously covered by concrete slab (but amended with compost). In Richmond, weather tends to be 70s with some 80s F, so was happy with how sweet they were despite warm winter, cool summer conditions this year. Grew with Kamo Kamo, which did well, and Sweet Meat, which was not prolific, but also tasty. Chiogga my favorite so far for taste, texture, and production.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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15 out of 16 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
wy gardens
Location:
worland, WY, United States
Date:
April 1, 2015
          5.0
 
better than any pumpkin
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? best pies

What are the cons? none

Review:

I love this squash/pumpkin. It keeps a long time. Tastes great! I use it instead of pumpkin for everything. It has a deep orange color and isn't watery.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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