Direct Seeding is best after the last Frost date.
You can also Start seeds indoors 3 - 4 weeks before planting outdoors. They have a relatively low survival rate when transplanted, so count on planting more than you will need if transplanting, and be sure to harden off adequately.
Maturity at 60 - 70 days
Germination from seed 6 - 10 days.
They are Vining are traditionally trellised, but can also be permitted to sprawl in the same fashion as other melons.
Fruit Weight 1 - 2 lb.
Fares best in warm dry dry climates - not quite drought conditions but not as much water as watermelon. The key time to water is from the time the fruit begins to form until it is half-grown. Excessive watering too close to harvesting of watermelon will reduce the sugar content and cause the fruit to have hollow centers.
A curious trait of Vert grimpant is that it will on occasion turn from green to full ripeness in a single day and drop from the vine of its own accord, especially when trellised.
Hardiness zones 3 - 11
Soil ph 6 to 7.5