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72 days. This eastern style muskmelon caught our eye and excited our palates with its succulent, bright orange flesh and amazing flavor. Deeply ribbed, netted, globe-shaped fruit set heavily on strong, disease-resistant plants. Melons reach 6 inches in diameter, weighing in around 4–5 pounds apiece. F 0–2, PM.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Jan F.
Fabulously delicious melon

Grew these successfully in 2022 in Portland Oregon. We had a slow start due to very heavy coolish rain nearly all of June and I planted before the rain. This melon pulled through and delivered delicious flavored large cantaloupes. I fertilized the hills before planting seedlings and trellised the vines up heavy supports for tomatoes. The melons were very fragrant at harvest and right before, as I checked to see if they were ready for harvest gently picking up in my hands, the vine just merely fell off of its connection to the cantaloupe. Ordering again. & I am excited to grows these again in 2023. Can't believe how great the flavor was. Yummy!

Amazing Flavor

Our growing season was extremely challenging this year in the Oregon high desert. Cold late spring. We had a raging forest fire at maturing time arrived. Very thick smoke, high winds and the whole outside air quality a mess for days. The flavor of this melon is amazing and a full, almost strong flavor. We shared some with the fire fighters and they were surprised at the fact we could grow this beauty at our altitude and challenging weather condition's. They could not believe the taste. The biggest one weighed in at 5#2ounces.

Soil Temp for Germ 70–85°F
Seed Depth ½"
Days to Emergence 3–10
Soil Temp for Transp 60°F
Plant Spacing 3–4'
Row Spacing 5–6'
Fertilizer Needs High
Minimum Germination 80%
Seeds per Gram ≈ 20–40
Seed Life 3 years

Melons: Cucumis melo
Watermelons: Citrullus lanatus

The sweet succulence of summer-ripe melons is irresistibly tempting, but the health benefits of these luscious fruits shouldn't be overlooked. Look to red-fleshed melons to fortify the heart and urinary tract. Yellow and orange flesh types provide support to the immune system, heart and vision. Green-fleshed varieties promote strong bones and teeth as well as vision health. We've selected varieties that are successful in both southern and northern gardens.

Days to maturity are calculated from transplant date.

• Melons and watermelons perform best in fertile, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-7.0
• Apply 1/2 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer and a shovelful of compost to each plant
• Watermelons are less tolerant of cool conditions than melons — the use of plastic mulch or floating row cover is highly recommended
• Monitor the temperature under the row covers on hot days, especially early in the season
• Remove covers prior to flowering for pollination

Direct Sowing
• Soil temperature is critical for good germination and only recommended in warmer climates

• Start indoors in 4 inch pots, 3-4 weeks before anticipated transplant date
• Grow the seedlings under dry, warm conditions
• Avoid letting starts get root bound; transplant carefully as to not disturb roots
• Fertilize seedlings with a balanced liquid fertilizer, such as Age Old Grow

Insects & Diseases
• Common insects: Cucumber beetles
• Insect control: Pyrethrin and row covers
• Common diseases: Bacterial wilt and powdery mildew
• Disease control: Zonix
• Disease prevention: 3-4 year crop rotation, avoid overhead watering

Harvest & Storage
• Cantaloupe will easily slip from vine when ripe
• With other melons, check the leaf where fruit is attached to the vine — fruit is mature when this leaf begins to yellow
• Watermelons are ready for harvest when the tendril closest to the fruit is dry and brown or when the bottom side of the fruit is yellow
• Melons and watermelons will not ripen off vine
• Pick in the cool of the day and chill quickly
• Melons: store at 40°F and 95% relative humidity
• Watermelons: store at 50-60°F and 85% relative humidity

A | Anthracnose
AB | Early (Alternaria) Blight
F* | Fusarium Wilt
MNSV | Melon Necrotic Spot Virus
PM* | Powdery Mildew
PRV | Papaya Ringspot Virus
WMV | Watermelon Mosaic Virus
ZYMV | Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus
*Numbers indicate specific disease race.

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