An open pollinated round melon that is a Japanese specialty. Developed in the 1950s for its fragrance and sweet tasting fruit, it has smooth green skin and white to pale yellow flesh. Each plant produces roughly 4-8 melons.
Warm season annual
Approx. 50-100 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.)
44,000-46,000 seed count per pound.
Maturity: Approx. 110-120 days (40-45 days after fruit setting)
For quantities greater than 500 lbs, or for special requests such as seed treatment, ask us for a price quote on this variety.
Cultivation: Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in late spring/early summer after last frost in a warm, sunny location. Soil temperatures below 50°F can slow growth. Consider using black plastic and fabric row cover to speed soil warming. Sandy or light-textured soils that warm quickly in spring are best. Sow 3 seeds per hill and space hills 3' apart. Harvest when the fruit is about 3/4 lb or cut to taste sample melon for maturity.
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: Best eaten fresh.
Kitazawa Seed Company 201 4th Street, #206 Oakland, CA 94607