Cucumus melo L.
SAINT NICK Christmas Melon Seeds
A Christmas melon with a long-oval shape and green and yellow skin. Can grow up to 10 pounds in weight, 1 foot in length. Looks like a watermelon, inside the melon has yellowish-green flesh which tastes similar to a honeydew melon.
AMBROSIA HYBRID Cantaloupe Melon Seeds
Six inch melons average 5 pounds each. Flesh is deep salmon, juicy, and extremely sweet. The vigorous vines are productive, and disease resistant.
LAMBKIN HYBRID Christmas Melon Seeds
Lambkin's pure white flesh is of gourmet quality, juicy, sweet and fragrant. Each vigorous vine can spread up to 6 feet across and can produce up to 4-5 2-4 pound melons, with thin green and yellow mottled rinds and small seed cavities. An All America Selections winner.
HALE'S BEST JUMBO Melon Seeds
(OP) 85 daysOrganically Grown
Discovered in 1923, this huge, sweet, fragrant cantaloupe type melon can weigh in at 5 lbs. It has dense orange flesh and heavily netted skin. Packet is 25 seeds.
HONEY ROCK Melon Seeds
(OP) 80 daysOrganically Grown
Vigorous, disease-resistant vines produce 5 to 7 melons per plant. The round, 6 inch fruits have dense, salmon-orange flesh as sweet as honey. Heavily-netted skin is resistant to bruising, making this a tried and true market variety since the 1930s. Packet is 25 seeds.
EARLIDEW HONEYDEW Melon Seeds
The 5-6 inch ivory fruits weigh 2-3 pounds each and develop a golden patina when ripe. The flavor of the yellow-green flesh is superb. Widely adapted and easy to grow even in cool summer areas.
How to Plant MELON Seeds
Start seeds indoors in 2 inch pots or cell packs 3-4 weeks before the last spring frost or (if you live in a long season area)
direct seed into the garden after all danger of frost is past. Plant in the hottest part of the garden 2-feet apart in rows
6-8 feet apart.
Comments: Use black plastic mulch or drape with floating row cover to give melons the heat they need in marginal growing areas. Most melons will slip easily from the vine when ripe. Smelling the blossom end can also provide an important clue. When ripe Cantaloupe and Honeydew melons will have an appealing fruity fragrance. Christmas melons are picked when the skin develops a waxy feel and the stem end becomes slightly soft. Mature Honeydew and Christmas melons will continue to ripen for a few days after they have been picked.