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Organic Melon, Rocky Ford Green

Also Called a Nutmeg with Its Spicy Flavor

Brand: Peaceful Valley    Item Number: SNV8099

Certified Organic

$1.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

$1.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

Description

Melon - Rocky Ford Green - Cucumis melo

Tender Annual Heirloom. Introduced in 1881, this heirloom variety is a green-fleshed melon. It's also called Nutmeg due to its spicy flavor and outstanding aroma. Early vines produce fruits over 5" in diameter weighing 2-3 lb. A great variety for backyard and market gardens.

Did You Know? Many melons originated in the Middle East. Ancient Romans and Egyptians are known to have enjoyed muskmelons and cantaloupes.

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!

Soil Temperature: 65-80°F
Planting Depth: 1/2"
Germination: 7-12 Days
Height At Maturity: 12"-18"
Days To Maturity: 94 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 3'-5'
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

Brand Peaceful Valley Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack
Organic Status Certified Organic 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
Brand Peaceful Valley
Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack
Organic Status Certified Organic
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 & 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!

Videos & Articles

Videos

Articles

July 30, 2015 - Meredith Cherry
Few things say “summer” like a juicy slice of melon.  Watermelons, cantaloupes, and other melons are a great addition to the garden.  With a little preparation now, you can be enjoying a… read more »

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Shipping Information

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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