- Oval fruits grow up to 5 inches
- Pale green skin
- Tolerates cool and wet climates
- 62-70 days from transplant
- ±6,100 seeds/oz
Introduced by Professor Elwyn Meader of the University of New Hampshire in 1965. Productive upright 2-3' plants. Oval fruits are 5" in diameter with pale green skin and mild white flesh. Non-acid flavor, no need to peel. Extra-early and productive, does well even in cool and wet conditions. 62-70 days from transplant. ±6,100 seeds/oz.
Learn to Grow it
You should start plants indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost date for transplanting them into the garden. Plant them outdoors 2-4 weeks after your last expected frost.
Plant your seeds 1/4-1/2 in. deep in soil trays or pots. Transfer them to 3-4 in. pots when their true leaves appear. When transplanting, bury seedlings up the stems up to their leaves.
Make sure that your soil is well fertilized as this crop is a heavy feeder and takes a lot of nutrients from the soil. Consider adding compost to the soil the year before you plant.
These plants prefer warm weather and soil so they should be grown when temperatures are over 68 degrees F. You should avoid watering them from above as damp leaves may be susceptible to disease.