Melon - Piel de Sapo - Cucumis melo
Tender Annual Heirloom. A Spanish melon with sweet, crisp, white flesh. The 8" fruit has speckled skin, hence its Spanish name as "toad skin". Vigorous vines produce fruits that some say tastes like a white watermelon or a sweet cucumber.
Soil and 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 and 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 and Storage: Melon gets increasingly yellow as it ripens and the hard rind becomes springy at one end. A good keeper that continues to ripen off the vine, it is often called the Santa melon because it can keep until Christmas.
Did You Know? Piel de sapo is the most popular melon in Spain.
Soil Temperature: 65-80°F
Planting Depth: 1/2"
Germination: 3-10 Days
Height At Maturity: 12"-18"
Days to Maturity: 110 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 36"-48"
Approx Seeds per ¼ lb: 2,675 Seeds
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