Peaceful Valley Certified Organic Melon Honeydew Orange Seeds Description
Vigorous plant. Fruit is 5 lb and up to 6 1/2" with creamy-white skin when ripe. Thick firm light-orange flesh, flavor between honeydew and Crenshaw.
Did You Know? The first flowers to appear on the vines are male, and drop naturally. The female flowers, which open later, have a swelling at the base that forms the fruit. After bees pollinate these female flowers, the fruit develops.
Soil Temp 65-80°
Planting Depth 1/2"
Germination 7-12 Days
Maturity 90-110 Days
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!