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Melon - Honeydew Orange - Cucumis melo
Tender Annual Vigorous plant. Fruit is 5 lb and up to 6 _" with creamy-white skin when ripe. Thick firm light-orange flesh, flavor between honeydew and crenshaw.
Soil & Water: Melons like moderately rich, well-drained soils with plenty of phosphorous and potassium and a pH of 6.0-6.8. For flavorful fruits, melons need moderate water as seedlings, low water before transplanting, moderate water during growth, and low, even water during fruit development.
Planting & Growing: Start seeds indoors 2-3 weeks before the last frost or seed directly after the last frost. Melons need plentiful heat to develop; use plastic mulch and row covers in cooler climates.
Harvesting & Storage: Melons are ripe when the rind changes color to yellow and gentle pressure separates the stem from the vine. Melons can store in the refrigerator for about a week, if you can keep from eating them that long!
Did You Know? The first flowers to appear on the vines are male, and drop naturally. The female flowers, which open later, have a swelling at the base that forms the fruit. After bees pollinate these female flowers, the fruit develops.
Soil Temperature: 65-80F
Planting Depth: 1/2"
Germination: 7-12 Days
Height At Maturity: 12"-18"
Days To Maturity: 90-110 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 3'-5'
Approx Seeds per 1/4 lbs: 5,398
Peaceful Valley Brand vegetable seeds are all Certified Organic.
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