Ornamental Squash Marina de Chioggia
Ornamental Squash ‘Marina de Chioggia’
The deep blue-green rind of this eye-catching variety is covered in a thick layer of bubbly, warty bumps that make it look more like a geode than a squash. A must-grow for both eating and display.
Plant type: annual
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 95 days
Plant spacing: 18-30”
Pinch: not necessary
Approx seeds per packet: 10
How to Grow:
Squash dislike having their roots disturbed and do best when direct-sown. Plant seeds directly into the garden after all danger of frost has passed.
Harvest when fruit is fully mature and the stem attaching it to the vine begins to turn brown. Cut the stems with a knife or pruning shears rather than pulling fruits off the vine. Stems should be cut to 3-4 inches. If not used right away, cure for storage by setting in a warm, dry location for 1-2 weeks.
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