Melon-Ichiba Kouji Honeydew
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 fruits per plant.
Germination
Temperature
Seed
Depth
Transplant Row
Distance
80-85°F 1/2" 24" 72-96"

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 fruits per plant.
Germination
Temperature
Seed
Depth
Transplant Row
Distance
80-85°F 1/2" 24" 72-96"