Mellon, Honey Dew, Green Sweet

Honey Dew

Green Sweet Melon

 

Honeydew melons are somewhat unique for their smooth, cream-colored outer skin and lack of 'netting' ridges on the rind. They take a bit longer than most other melon varieties, sometimes as long as 120 days after germination to produce the smaller (3-6 pound) melons. Honeydew is popular in Europe, Asia and other regions thanks to the sweet, green flesh.

As they require a long growing season, melons are best started indoors approximately 3 weeks prior to the last frost of the season. Sow seeds ½" deep in flats or small pots, sowing 3 seeds per pot. Keep medium moist while awaiting germination. Additionally, melon seeds will show better germination rates with heat. Keep the soil between 80-90 degrees, using a heat mat if necessary. Once seeds start to germinate, lower soil temp slightly to the mid 70s, for 1-2 weeks, also decreasing water. Thin to one plant per cell or pot. Once the first set of true leaves has developed, reduce waterings once more, but do not allow plant to become desiccated. Harden plant by gradually exposing to outdoor conditions. Transplant to permanent site in late spring after the last frost has passed. If possible, transplant on an overcast day to minimize wilting and create a more amenable environment for your young plant.

 

Fruit Weight: 6  pounds

Days to Maturity: 105-115  days

Sun: Full Sun 

Height: 15-18  inches

Sowing Method: Direct Sow/Indoor Sow 

Spread: 3-6  feet

 

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