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Melon-Ichiba Kouji Honeydew

Melon-Ichiba Kouji Honeydew

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Ichiba Kouji, Hybrid

Cucumis melo

This specialty variety dominates the netted melon market in Japan. The fruit is round, green skinned, with a fine net and matures to over 3 lbs. The thick, juicy, green flesh measures over 16°Brix. Its sugar content will continue to rise regardless of the weather. Easy-to-grow, widely adaptable, and resistant to mildews and vine split.
  • Warm season annual
  • 17,000 seed count per pound.
  • Maturity: Approx. 55-60 days
  • Planting season: Late spring to early summer
Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in late spring/early summer after last frost in a warm, sunny location. Soil temperatures below 50°F can slow growth. Consider using black plastic and fabric row covers to speed soil warming. Sandy or light-textured soils that warm quickly in spring are best. Hill planting: Form soil into a 1' diameter mound 3 to 4" tall. Space mounds 4-6' apart. On each mound plant 3 seeds. Row planting: See spacing info in chart. Harvest melons when the side leaves and tendrils turn yellow and dried cracking occurs on melon at the base of the stem. As fruit ripens, it produces a nice aroma at the blossom end. Pruning: Pinch the primary stem at the 3rd leaf node to create 2 branches. On these branches, pinch off all third vines up to the 10th leaf node. Leave third vines on between the 11th and 15th leaf nodes and this is where 2 fruits will set. Total yield is 4-8 fruits per plant.
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80-85°F 1/2" 24" 72-96"

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Pickup Orders
Pickup orders are typically ready within 2-4 days. If you require it sooner, please let us know, and we will do our best to accommodate you. For bagged soil pickup orders, please refer to the details below. Once your pickup order is ready, we will contact you (usually by text) to schedule a 2-hour pickup appointment window. Pickup times are available 7 days a week, between 7 am and 9 pm. Your order will be placed under the brown tent in front of our location at 7409 N Highland Ave Tampa, FL 33604, for easy pickup.

Live Plants
For out-of-state orders, we ship on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Florida orders are shipped on Mondays or Tuesdays. If you place an out-of-state order on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, it will likely be shipped the following Tuesday or Wednesday. Florida orders placed on Sunday or Monday may be shipped the following week. We schedule shipments this way to ensure that live plants don't travel over the weekend, minimizing any potential damage.

Seed Orders
Our seed packets are prepared over the weekend. Orders consisting only of seeds are shipped on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Bulk Soil
After you place your order, we will contact you to arrange the soil delivery. Please note that our trailer or dump truck is large and heavy, with a limited turning radius. We cannot be held responsible for any damage within 1.5 ft of the edge of the driveway or the designated delivery area. If there are plants, grass, artificial turf, sprinkler heads, or any other items within 1.5 ft of the edge, they may be damaged. We are not liable for any damage unless it is due to gross driver negligence. Driveway surfaces (concrete, shell, pavers, turf, etc.) and anything within 1.5 ft of the drive may experience cracking, splitting, breaking, depressions, tracks, etc. Please be aware that large item deliveries carry inherent risks. If the driver determines that it is unsafe to dump the soil in your desired location, they will either choose a safe alternative or the soil will not be delivered, but the delivery fee will still apply.

Bagged Soil
We fill bagged soil orders every Wednesday. If your order is placed after 4 pm on Tuesday, it will be filled on the following Wednesday. Once your bags of soil are ready, we will follow the regular pickup protocol mentioned above.

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