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Eden Gem (Rocky Ford) Melon Seeds (Organic)

Eden Gem (Rocky Ford) Melon Seeds (Organic)

Flavorful Rocky Mountain Treasure

The Eden Gem Melon, also known as Rocky Ford Melon, has a rich heritage traced back to the Rocky Ford region in Colorado, USA. This cultivar gained renown for its exceptional flavor and unique characteristics, particularly in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Within the Eden Gem Melon family, there are no distinct subspecies, but variations in sizes and shapes exist. The plant itself displays a sprawling vine with broad, lobed leaves and small, yellow flowers. Its fruit, the Rocky Ford Melon, presents an exquisite appearance, showcasing a round to oval shape, a smooth rind with a distinctive netted pattern, and a vibrant orange to green flesh.

The taste of the Eden Gem Melon is renowned for its succulent sweetness and aromatic flavor. Its juicy, tender flesh delivers a delightful combination of honeyed sweetness with subtle floral undertones, making it a highly sought-after melon variety.

When planting from seed, Eden Gem Melons thrive in warm, well-draining soil with ample sunlight. Sow seeds directly into the ground after the last frost date, placing them about an inch deep and spacing them adequately. Adequate moisture and warmth are essential during the germination phase, which typically takes around 7-14 days. These melons require consistent watering throughout the growing season, along with proper support for the sprawling vines.

The Eden Gem (Rocky Ford) Melon's exceptional taste, visually appealing characteristics, and adaptability to diverse growing conditions make it a favored choice among gardeners and melon enthusiasts seeking a delectable addition to their harvest.

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Description

The Eden Gem Melon, also known as Rocky Ford Melon, has a rich heritage traced back to the Rocky Ford region in Colorado, USA. This cultivar gained renown for its exceptional flavor and unique characteristics, particularly in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Within the Eden Gem Melon family, there are no distinct subspecies, but variations in sizes and shapes exist. The plant itself displays a sprawling vine with broad, lobed leaves and small, yellow flowers. Its fruit, the Rocky Ford Melon, presents an exquisite appearance, showcasing a round to oval shape, a smooth rind with a distinctive netted pattern, and a vibrant orange to green flesh.

The taste of the Eden Gem Melon is renowned for its succulent sweetness and aromatic flavor. Its juicy, tender flesh delivers a delightful combination of honeyed sweetness with subtle floral undertones, making it a highly sought-after melon variety.

When planting from seed, Eden Gem Melons thrive in warm, well-draining soil with ample sunlight. Sow seeds directly into the ground after the last frost date, placing them about an inch deep and spacing them adequately. Adequate moisture and warmth are essential during the germination phase, which typically takes around 7-14 days. These melons require consistent watering throughout the growing season, along with proper support for the sprawling vines.

The Eden Gem (Rocky Ford) Melon's exceptional taste, visually appealing characteristics, and adaptability to diverse growing conditions make it a favored choice among gardeners and melon enthusiasts seeking a delectable addition to their harvest.

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Ships from Northern CA.

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lb

Dimensions: 0.1"L x 3.25"W x 4.5"H

Features

  • Grow on a Trellis
  • Heirloom
  • Open-Pollinated

Characteristics

Organic Status: Certified Organic Product
USDA Growing Zone: 4 - 11
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Summer
Growth Habit : Vining
Life Cycle : Tender Annual
Plant Family : Curcubitaceae (Curcubits)
Planting Time : Spring
Planting Time : Summer
Seed Unit Sizes : Seed Pack
Soil pH : 6.1 - 6.5
Soil pH : 6.6 - 7.0
Starting Location : Direct Sow
Starting Location : Start Indoors & Transplant
Sun Requirements : Full Sun

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!

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