Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before your last frost date.
Transplant out after danger of frost (55+F nighttime temps).
Note: Seeds are very slow to germinate!
18-24" spacing in rows 5' apart.
14-20 days @ soil temp 75-85F
Medium-Heavy. Prefers well-drained, well-balanced fertile soil with a pH between 6.0-7.5. Tolerant to drought, cold, and lower fertility once established.
Row cover may be used for extra warmth and possible earlier fruit set.
Fruit will drop when ripe. You may also gently shake the bush.
We don't trellis or stake these, but you certainly could! They sprawl!
Bear until heavy frost. So, Much. Fruit.