Germ 6-10 days
Produces predominantly female flowers for earlier harvests and large yields. Slender, dark green fruit is bitter free and matures to 12-13”. Grow under tunnels and cold frames or in the open field. 25 seeds
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.