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Napoli Tuscan Melon Seeds

Napoli Tuscan Melon Seeds

Disease Resistant Orange Melon

This delicious Italian specialty yields plump, 2 to 3 pound netted melons with small seed cavities and deep orange sweet flesh renowned for complex rich flavor and spicy floral aroma. Napoli vines are powdery mildew and fusarium resistant with a strong leaf canopy. Fruits ripen early with good crack resistance. Enjoy these delectable melons as a snack, for dessert, or Italian style as an appetizer with paper-thin slices of prosciutto.
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Description

This delicious Italian specialty yields plump, 2 to 3 pound netted melons with small seed cavities and deep orange sweet flesh renowned for complex rich flavor and spicy floral aroma. Napoli vines are powdery mildew and fusarium resistant with a strong leaf canopy. Fruits ripen early with good crack resistance. Enjoy these delectable melons as a snack, for dessert, or Italian style as an appetizer with paper-thin slices of prosciutto.

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Ships from Northern CA.

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lb

Dimensions: 4.5"L x 3.125"W x 0.1"H

Features

  • Does Not Require Support
  • Hybrid
  • Matures Early
  • Requires Summer Water

Characteristics

Approximate Harvest Time : Early Summer
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Summer
Growth Habit : Vining
Life Cycle : Annual
Plant Family : Curcubitaceae (Curcubits)
Planting Time : Spring
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: Amend soil well with aged manure or compost. Where summers are cool, lay black plastic to retain heat and plant into holes through the plastic. Keep young vines well watered and fed, tapering off water as fruits ripen.

Planting & Growing:Plant transplants or seeds only when weather is warm and settled with temperatures above 50 degrees. Plant seeds in rows 4 feet apart, sow groups of 2-3 seeds every 2 feet. Thin to stronges seedling per group so spacing is one every 2 feet. If using hill method, sow 5-6 seeds per 2 foot diameter mound. Thin to 3 strongest plant.

Harvesting & Storage: Pick when fully colored, heavy and fragrant and pull easily off vines.

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