A very old variety from Chioggia, south of Venice. With 3-4kg, round grey/green fruit with a knobby skin and sweet orange flesh. A good keeper and excellent in soup, gnocchi and for roasting.
Plant seed 2cm deep in late spring, with 5-6 six seeds/hill; and then thin to 2-3 plants. Separate hills by 2m. A very vigorous vine that needs somewhere to roam so plant where it has space. Organic seed also available.
NOTE: To meet quarantine requirements, this seed has been tested and found to be free of Cucumber Green Mottle Mosaic Virus. The price per packet has been increased to cover the cost of testing.