Germ 6-10 days
A nearly seedless variety that produces exclusively female flowers which do not require pollination to set fruit. Considered a Beit Alpha type; the smooth skinned class of fruits that originated in the Middle East. Very crisp with an attractive medium green color and very sweet, never bitter flavor. Resistant to scab & mildews.
Indoors- Individual biodegradable peat/cowpots 1/2” deep, 3-4 weeks before last frost with soil temperature 70 degrees. Transplant after last frost without disturbing the roots
Outdoors- 1/2” deep after last frost in warm soil at least 70 degrees
Harvest- Pick daily to keep the harvest flowing.
Tips- Plant in fertile soil amended with compost. Mulch and keep well watered. Trellising the vines allows for good air circulation and takes less space than hills and provides shade for heat sensitive crops like lettuce.