Ten seeds arrived and after sowing them all, five plants survived. What an incredible sprawling plant the pumpkin is, with massive leaves, curly tendrils and hiding under those umbrella like foliage, the odd green globe treasure. Rabbits, possums and weeds prevented us from a massive crop, but each plant gave us at least one, if not two pumpkins, of this type called a turban. As an immature fruit they have a smooth lime green skin and I was concerned that they'd sent the wrong seeds as there was no sign of any wartiness. But a quick google of the words "immature marina di chioggia image" came up trumps and allayed my fears:: we were on track for some warty goodness. Thank heavens for the internet.
They are a delicious pumpkin with a sweet golden flesh. I'm hoping to save the seeds and plant some more next year. But I should have some spare seeds:: would you like some? I can't promise they will be viable but let me know if you'd like a few seeds and I can share the warty goodness.
I think we'll try to make pumpkin gnocchi on the weekend, with brown butter, crisp sage leaves and some pecorino. I'll let you know how we go, warts and all.