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.