When to Plant in Spring:
- Earliest Planting Date: 2 weeks after Average Last Frost
- Latest Planting Date: 5 weeks after Average Last Frost
- Length of Planting Window: 3 weeks
- To find your Average First or Last Frost, click here and type in your zip code.
Planting: Plant seeds ½” deep along a fence/trellis or in rows spaced at least 5 feet apart. Thin plants to stand 12” apart.
Care: Train vines so that they don’t get overgrown and pluck off any dead leaves as the plant matures.
Harvesting: Pull the fruits straight of the vine when they are about the size of a grape and still firm.
Special Instructions/Tips: Provide a trellis or other vertical structure so that the vines can climb and thrive.
Germination Days: 6-10
Days to Maturity: 67 days
Preference: plenty of water, full sun, well-draining soil