Vines can grow 5-8 feet
Approx. 50 seeds per pack
Also known as Snake Melon or Serpent Cucumber, this variety looks and tastes like a cucumber but is botanically a melon. This fruit can grow up to two feet long and grow straight when trellised but tend to twist when grown on the ground. The fruit contains a light green, ribbed outside and a crunchy, never bitter inside. This plant is great for eating fresh, an addition to salads, or pickling!
Direct seed: Sow seeds outdoors at 1" depth, in 12" diameter hills after the last frost when soil is warm. Space hills 6' apart in all directions. 3-4 plants per hill.
Transplant (recommended for shorter growing seasons): Start indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost for an earlier harvest. Harden off. Transplant in rows 16-18" apart, 18-24" between rows, or use hilling method above.
Performs especially well in hot climates and benefits from consistent moisture. Provide support for vines to save space.