Purple Petunia Seeds (Shock Wave Series) 5955. The earliest to flower spreading petunia. You’ll be shocked at how quickly one plant with its masses of 4 cm (1-1/2”) flowers can fill a 25 cm (10”) basket to over-flowering. Mix a few colours together for an outstanding display of bloom. These lush, self-cleaning plants with their mounded, spreading foliage recover from rain faster than all other petunias. Packet contains 8 seed.
8500-10000 seed/gram. Start seed indoors in a soil-less mix 6-8 weeks before planting out time. Since the seed is so small, leave it uncovered on the surface of the growing medium. Pelleted seed must be lightly misted after sowing until the seed coating dissolves completely or germination may not occur at all. Apply bottom heat to keep the growing medium temperature at 25 C (77 F) for the 14 day germination period. After germination, grow on under lights at a cooler temperature of 15 C (60 F) until hardening off and planting out to a sunny spot in late May. Space plants 20 cm (8″) apart in the garden.
How to Grow
To ensure high yield place pollinators near fields. A melon needs to be visited by a bee three times to ensure proper pollination. Scout every seven days for weed, insect, and disease pressure. Contact your local extension agent or consult the Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for identification and treatment options. https://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/ID/ID-56-W%202020.pdf
When direct seeding plant ½” – 1” deep. Soil temperature should be 75 – 85ºF. Five to six feet is the recommended row spacing with 18 – 24 inches between plants. If starting with transplants sow 3 – 5 weeks prior to planting outside.
Outstanding eating quality with an average brix of 15%. Has firm flesh with a very small seed cavity. This melon has an extended holdability for a controlled pick. Slips when mature.
Harvest 30 – 35 days after pollination. If shipping, pick at half slip. When picking for fresh market, pick at ¾ to full slip. Wash fruit in peroxyacetic acid (peroxide and acetic acid), as a non-chlorine sanitizing option.
Cool to at least 70ºF and at 95% humidity. Shelf life is based on storage temperature. Do not cool below 32ºF.
THIS IS FOR 20 "PELLETED" SEEDS. Seller Notes: “Fresh Pelleted Seeds”, The "Shock Wave" Petunia's are a Small flowered petunia that latterly spreads to a canopy of color,