Oh lovely sweet melon! One of the best known melons and very productive!
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Can be started inside 4 weeks before last frost or outside after soil has warmed. When transplanting outside do not disturb roots. Plant in soil mounds or hills and thin to 2 best plants per hill. Using a good quality garden fertilizer of your choice following manufacturer's directions will increase your yields. Water during hot, dry periods.
- Lifecycle: annual (vegetable)
- Time to Maturity: about 2 1/2 months
- Sun Requirement: sun
- Spacing: 24" apart
- Depth: 1/2 inch
- Packet Weight: 1.2g
- Seeds/Oz: 850
- Ideal Germination Temperature: 75-85F
- Sowing Method: Transplant
- Heirloom Year: 1923 Heirloom