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Cucurbita moschata, Cucurbita moschata - 'Late cropping', (C. moschata) An Italian Butternut-type heirloom, called Violina because of its violin shape with unusual lightly wrinkled tan skin, which is about 4 to 5 lbs on average, (slightly bigger than Walthams), Gioia is the Italian word for “joy!, Because the bright orange flesh is incredibly sweet & meaty & richer than other butternuts – no fibrous strings in these beauties & is neither watery nor overly dry, just quite delicious. It can be roasted, toasted, puréed (to make a soup) or mashed into soups, casseroles, bread, & muffins. It has very little seed cavity, 100 days, Seed Count Approx - 6 avg
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