4780 - Seven Star: Short fruit type. Early maturity. Vigorous growing and disease resistant. Cold tolerant. The fruits are average 17 cm long. Hairy Gourd (Benincasa hispida var. chieh-gua). Other names: wax melon, fuzzy gourd. Optimum germination temperature: 30-32°C . Seeds can be started indoors 3-4 weeks before frost date for earlier harvests. Harden plants off by reducing temperature, water, and fertilizer. Plant outdoors after danger of all frost has passed.