4 feet (Hale’s Best Jumbo will need 5 to 6 feet)
Start the seeds indoors near a sunny window 4 weeks before transplanting to the garden. Be sure not to disturb the roots during transplanting. Try making a small hill about 9 to 12 inches tall for the seedlings to start in and the plants to grow down from.
- The Sierra Gold and Hale's Best Jumbo varieties are ready to harvest when the fruit is golden beige, has a distinct aroma and slips easily from the vine.
- The Honey Rock variety can grow on a trellis.
- Try preserving the fruit by freezing it!
*These seeds are easy to sow, with a fun color coating that helps them germinate. However, the coating adds a few days to the germination time as compared to uncoated seeds.