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75 days. These 5 inch oval, smooth-skinned beauties are greenish-ivory colored with emerald streaks and a salmon-colored interior that’s firm, very sweet and exceptionally delicious. Healthy vines reach 6–7 feet and produce up to 6 of these treasures each. We recommend planting in the garden or large containers and offering the plants support to climb for the healthiest, prettiest crops. F 0–1, MNSV.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Max C.
Good tasting, high yield and attractive fruits

First time to grow. I was attracted by the fruit appearance which turned out to be just like the picture in the catalog, but in addition, the flavor was excellent. Sweet but a more complex flavor than just sweetness, firm and crisp flesh, healthy vines and many fruits. A few split, perhaps I overwatered?, perhaps rind tends to split? No problem though, even the split fruits tasted good. This is a high end honeydew.

An excellent melon

I will definitely grow these again, we are in a high altitude desert (intense sun, hot dry days and cool nights, irrigation is a must) and these did well. They stayed green for a loooong long time , I picked two before I realized that they do Sort of turn a creamy white color all over when they are ripe. The inside on all of mine was sort of a peachy orange blush but just on the inside around the seeds, so don't be alarmed if they are white and not orange. I did have two split (which I think was over due to over ripeness as we don't really get too much rain in the summer) but even these over Ripe ones did NOT slip from the vine. I'd go by rind color(creamy white all over with light green squares) exclusively to judge ripeness but by the end of the summer I feel like I'd gotten it down pretty well.

The flavor is extremely good, I think my three small children ate probably 30 of these in about 6 weeks, and I still had loads to share during the peak harvest. The only bummer was that a few did split and the ones later in the summer (October ) never ripened.

No Clues to Ripening

Grows well in a wide sprawling manner, but gives no clues as when it is ripe. Fruit tastes good and very sweet. For me it tended to be attacked by picnic beetles before any appearance of ripening. Stem still strongly attached and no apparent odor even close to one's nose. PicK one up and it is hollowed from the bottom. I recommend either growing on a support or picking early and ripening elsewhere.

Melons do not ripen once they're picked, so they need to ripen on the vine. It can be challenging to tell when honeydews are ripe, sometimes pushing on the blossom end helps (it should give a little). As always, our products are backed by our full guarantee. We want you, our customers, to be 100% satisfied with the seed, plants and supplies that you purchase from us. If anything you buy from Territorial proves to be unsatisfactory, we will either replace the item or refund the purchase price, whichever you prefer. Contact our customer service (Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM Pacific Time) at either 800-626-0866 or

Lynne T.
Exceeded my expectations

I garden where the summer temperatures are generally in the 70's, some days reach into the 80's, but this is our typical weather. Melons usually do not do well here with powdery mildew being a constant problem. The cool weather also does not help produce flavorful melons. When I was ordering seeds for this years garden, I decided to give Orange Silverware a try. This melon has exceeded all of my expectations. I planted 3 seeds, all of which sprouted quickly and produced vigorous healthy vines. I harvested 2 to 3 melons per vine, each about 1 - 2 pounds. I wasn't sure when to pick the melons as I kept waiting for the stem to start to dry. That never happened and I unfortunately had 2 split while still on the vine with healthy green stems. The melon were a creamy yellow color. One melon was still edible and it was amazingly sweet with good melon flavor. The flesh was light green with a little orange in the seed area. After that I harvested them when the melon were a creamy color and slightly yellow on the bottom. They were all sweet and flavorful. After the first crop, I got a second batch of melons that are a little smaller than the first - our growing season here lasts well into October. This batch should be ready to pick in the next few weeks. I would highly recommend this melon. It produces well, even in cool coastal climates, is very resistant to mildew and is just a great little melon.

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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