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Winter Squash Marina di Chioggia (Kabocha Squash)
Marina di Choggia seeds produces medium sized, flattened globe fruits with knobbly grey-green skin, much like that of a toad! The fruits will store for a long time and the delightful yellow-orange flesh improves in flavour after a few weeks. Fruits grow up to 4-5kg in weight on vigorous trailing vines.
Product Part Number: 12318
When to sow
When to Sow Marina Di Chioggia Seeds
April to May under glass or Mid-May to June outdoors.
Where to Sow
Sow seed on edge 1.5cm (1/2") deep to prevent rotting in pots or trays during April to May 2.5cm (1") apart under glass at 20°C (68°F) using good quality seed sowing compost. Sow outdoors mid-May to June direct into growing site 1.5cm (1/2") deep 2 to 3 seeds in each position 90-100cm (36-40") apart.
What to do next
Greenhouse sowings should be gradually hardened off once they have developed the first pair of rough leaves and transplanted to growing site in late-May to early-June 90-100cm (36-40") apart once all risk of frost has past. Outdoor sowings should be thinned to one plant per station.
September to October
Fruits store well for use through the winter months. Store in a warm and dry place for up to 5 months.
A good source of Vitamins B1 and E and high in antioxidants.