Melon - Sweet Summer Mix - Cucumis melo
Tender annual Enjoy a medley of summer melon favorites! Hearts of Gold is a delicious cantaloup melon with ribbed, mottled skin and deep orange flesh. Orange Flesh Honeydew combines the unique flavors of Honeydew and Crenshaw. Green Flesh Honeydew provides the classic, sweet and refreshing honeydew flavor.
Soil & Water: Melons like moderately rich, well-drained soils with plenty of phosphorous and potassium. Optimal pH is 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 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? Melons are close relatives of cucumbers, gourds, squash and pumpkins.
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: 2,603
3 x 8 x 0.75 inches.