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Melon - Haogen - Cucumis melo
Tender Annual Translates in Hebrew as 'the anchor', thick pale green flesh with hints of salmon color around the seed cavity, unique flavor, vigorous vines bear 10 or more fruit, 3-4 lb., round melons with smooth skin and no netting. Sweet honey flavor.
Did You Know? Melons were thought to originate in Africa and parts of southwest Asia. Spanish settlers introduced melons to America during the 15th and 16th century.
Soil Temperature: 65-80°F
Planting Depth: 1/2"
Germination: 7-12 Days
Height At Maturity: vine
Days To Maturity: 80-85 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 8"-10"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 25 Seeds
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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. Melons should be on a 5 year crop rotation.
Harvesting & Storage: Harvest when skin turns yellow with green ribs or when the fruit easily separates from the vine. Can reduce watering about 2 weeks before maturity to concentrate sugars and increase sweetness. Refrigerate after harvest.
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