Melon Seed

Melons are truly a warm weather crop. In the south, direct sow when daytime temperatures are hot and soil is quite warm (+75F). For everyone else, start indoors 3-4 weeks before transplanting, in warm (80-90F) soil in deep peat pots to avoid disturbing the roots when transplanting. Melons are best grown on 'hills' or raised beds, and use of dark mulch or weed barrier to control weeds and warm the soil is recommended. Melons should be kept evenly moist (not wet). Cutting back on water when fruit is setting will improve the quality (but don't allow the leaves to wilt). SPECIAL CAUTION: Untreated melon seed is particularly susceptible to failure if planted in soil that is too cool or wet.

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Melon Seeds, Pele de Sapo

Originating from the Iberian peninsula and related to the Yellow Canary (VML05), Pele de Sapo is a m..


Melon Seeds, Retato Degli Ortolani

Very sweet cantaloupe, with the classic netting of the skin. Deep orange sweet flesh. Known as a mar..


Melon Seeds, Sharlyn

The Sharlyn melon is a very flavorful and aromatic cantaloupe type. At our farmers markets, the Shar..


Melon Seeds, Supermarket F1 Hybird

Superior Melon with excellent flavor developed for guess what - Supermarket sales! This is also good..


Melon Seeds, Tasty Bites F1 Hybrid

This is perhaps the ultimate gourmet mini-melon, with pale orange-fleshed fruit weighing about 1 pou..


Melon Seeds, Valenciano Verde Precoce (Rochet)

Rochet (Early Spanish Winter Melon Green) This is a classic Spanish/Italian 'keeper', producing frui..


Melon Seeds, Verde da Inverno

(Tendral Green) This is a classic Italian 'keeper', producing fruit with greenish-white flesh and a ..


Melon Seeds, Yellow Canary (Canaria 3)

Canary yellow smoothed skin melon that originates from France, but has a fanatical following in Spai..


Melon Seeds, Zatta

Believed by many to be the same melon referred to by Jefferson in 1774 as the 'Cantaloupe Massa'. Th..