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75 days. We are completely over the moon with this honey-flavored melon. Unlike any fruit we've ever grown, this Japanese, no-net honeydew sets itself apart from the rest with its radiant, white skin, delicious, pearly white flesh and early maturity. A unique taste experience, the smooth flesh is more tender than honeydews and boasts a 12–16° Brix. Moonstruck's globe-shaped fruit reach 7–7 ¼ inches across and 5–6 pounds each. A superior choice for short and long-season gardens.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Mary J.
Worth the garden space

Growing full size melons to full ripeness is a bucket list item for me. Still not there. I grew these this year in Centralia, WA and the season was somewhat shortened by a very long cool spring. None of the other melons I tried got close to ripening, but Moonstruck gave me about 20 ripe melons. Like others state, the flavor is somewhat bland, and for me, the texture is a little soft, but they truly are outstandingly sweet. Another attribute that I haven't seen mentioned is the very long shelf life after picking. Helps when you have several ripening at the same time.
My biggest criticism would have to be that none of them got bigger than a softball. Probably insufficient heat. I will grow them again in 2024 and hope for a better season.

D. R.

First time growing these. I've only harvested 2 so far but have a lot more on the vines. The first was 11 brix and the second which I just cut up was 15.2 brix. Honestly though I thought a 15 brix would taste a lot sweeter than it tastes. Maybe my expectations are too high. They're good though. Very mild flavor but that could be grower's error. I was expecting a very sweet honey dew flavor but they're so mild I don't really get much honey dew flavor at all. Will report back if the next melons' flavor improves.

Ron G.
First year growing these

This was the first time I have grown this variety. They were very prolific and very sweet. I did not get any melons over 2lbs though even though there were a lot of them! I honestly prefer the smaller size so no complaints there. This one earned another year in the garden,

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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