Classic heirloom specialty. Vigorous vines load up with clusters of petite pear-shaped ruby-red "minis." Pleasant mild flavor and real eye appeal. A favorite snack for kids of all ages.
Product Weight: .05 grams / Approximately 45 seeds
Plant Type: Vegetable
Flavor: Sweet, Mild
Days to Harvest: 75 days
Days to Seed Germination: 7-14 days
Seed Planting Depth: .5 cm (1/4")
Seed Spacing: 2.5 cm (1")
Row Spacing: 90 cm (36")
Plant Spacing: 90 cm (36")
Growing Height: 120-180cm (4-6ft)
Planting Instructions: In early spring, start indoors about 6 to 8 weeks before outdoor night temperatures are reliably in the 50-55°F (10-13°C). Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep and 1 inch apart in a container of seed starting mix. Keep moist but not soggy, and very warm, 80°F (27°C). Provide a strong light source until seedlings are ready to plant outside. When seedlings are 2 inches tall, transplant into individual 4 inch pots. Maintain at 70°F (21°C). Feed with half-strength fertilizer every 2 weeks until ready to plant. When nights reach 55°F (13°C), gradually acclimate to outdoor conditions. Plant these vigorous indeterminate climbers 3 feet apart into rich soil in full sun.
Pick the pear-shaped fruits when fully colored for best flavor.