Peaceful Valley Certified Organic Melon Hearts of Gold Seed Description
- Since 1976
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- Re-Sealable Packet!
- Grow Organic... For Life
- USDA Organic
- Heirloom / Non-GMO
Melon - Hearts of Gold
Cucumis melo Tender Annual
Heirloom. Hearts of Gold has an aromatic, sweet, deep-orange flesh. the fruit is thick and firm with a small cavity. It is heavily netted with medium ribbing. The fruit grows nearly round to 6½" in diameter weighing up to 4½ lbs. The plant is vigorous, extremely productive, and blight resistant.
Did You Know? The first flowers to appear on the vines are male, and drop naturally. the later flowers are female and form the fruit.
Soil and 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 and 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 and 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!