Juicy orange colored flesh!
Item Form: (P)Pkt of 20 seeds
Days to Maturity: 75
Seeds Per Pack: 20
Additional Characteristics: Direct Sow
(P)?Pkt of 20 seeds
75 days. This Chartenais netted type oval shaped cantaloupe has a light green exterior with dark green stripes. The inside contains juicy, orange colored firm flesh around a small seed cavity. Each melon can grow 5-6 pounds.
When you think of melons, you probably think of summer. It’s hard to beat the simple pleasure of eating a sweet, juicy slice of chilled honeydew or watermelon on a hot day. Well, the world of melons has far more to offer than that one nostalgia-inducing delight, and what a delicious world it is!
Whether you are planting indoors or out, sow your Melons at a depth of 4 times the size of the seeds. If you’re planting inside, sow them in individual pots, as they don’t like being transplanted. Seedless Watermelons should be started indoors.When sowing outdoors, make a small hill of fertile, well-drained soil and plant 3 to 5 seeds about 2 inches apart. Water well.Expect your Watermelons to germinate in 8 to 14 days. Other Melons will germinate within 7 to 10 days.
Sow seeds directly in the garden after the soil is thoroughly warm or, for an even earlier harvest, start them indoors in pots. Set out 18 inches apart with 4 feet between each row, or plant in hills 4 feet apart, with 2 to 3 plants per hill. Cantaloupes are ready to harvest when the stem slips easily from the fruit with slight pressure.