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Katsura Giant

Cucumis melo var conomom


Katsura Giant
Seed #048
This light green, oval-shaped melon, oshiro uri, is very popular in Japan and is best suited for pickling. The fruits have crisp white flesh and can reach 14" long and 4-5" in diameter. The plant has a vine growth habit. Promote lateral branching. Hand pollination may be necessary.
  • Warm season annual
  • Approx. 45-50 seeds in packet. (A seed will vary in weight and size within a given seed lot. The number of seeds stated is only an estimate.)
  • Maturity: Approx. 70 days
  • Planting season: Late spring/early summer
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Cultivation: Needs warm climate to thrive. Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in spring/summer after last frost in a warm, sunny location. Hill planting: Form soil into a 1-ft. diameter mound 3-4" tall. Space mounds 3-5' apart. On each mound plant 2-3 seeds. Row planting: See spacing info in chart. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Trained to climb a vertical support for better air circulation and ease of harvest or leave to sprawl on the ground. Vines can grow up to 10' long. For best flavor, harvest before skin turns white.
Germination
Temperature
Seed
Depth
Seed
Spacing
Thin
To
Row
Distance
78-86°F 1/2" 6" 24" 48-72"
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: Excellent for pickling, stuffing, and in soups. Can be stir-fried or eaten fresh.
 
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