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Organic Melon, Piel de Sapo

Flavor of a White Watermelon

Brand: Peaceful Valley    Item Number: SNV8437

$1.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

$1.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

Description

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.

Did You Know? Piel de sapo is the most popular melon in Spain.

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.

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 Pack: 25 Seeds

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand vegetable seeds are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to insure the success of your crop(s). Peaceful Valley brand vegetable seeds are all non-GMO and Certified Organic.
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Features

  • Grow on a Trellis
  • Heirloom
  • Open-Pollinated

Characteristics

Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Life Cycle Tender Annual Planting Time Spring, Summer
Approximate Harvest Time Late Summer Ideal Soil Temperature 65-80°F
Sun Requirements Full Sun Growth Habit Vining
Starting Location Direct Sow, Start Indoors & Transplant Plant Family Curcubitaceae (Curcubits)
Soil pH 6.1 - 7.0
Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack
Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Life Cycle Tender Annual
Planting Time Spring, Summer
Approximate Harvest Time Late Summer
Ideal Soil Temperature 65-80°F
Sun Requirements Full Sun
Growth Habit Vining
Starting Location Direct Sow, Start Indoors & Transplant
Plant Family Curcubitaceae (Curcubits)
Soil pH 6.1 - 7.0

Planting & Care

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.

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Shipping Weight: 0.01 lbs. Dimensions: 4.5"L x 3.25"W x 0.1"H

Guarantee

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand vegetable seeds are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to insure the success of your crop(s).

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