Banana Melons pk/20

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SKU CA36-20
$2.50
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Planting Instructions
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90 days. Cucumis melo. Open Pollinated. Plant produces good yields of 5 to 8 lb melons with yellow skin. The banana shaped melons are 4" wide by 24" long. The orange flesh is very juicy and sweet and has a banana flavor and pineapple aroma. Excellent as a dessert or snack, but also great with salads, salsas, entrees and drinks. Does not ship well. Excellent choice for home gardens and specialty market growers. A heirloom variety dating back to 1885. United States Department of Agriculture, NSL 2888.

Lot No: Y0564

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 09/16

Seeds Per Pound: 19,200

Plant Height: 1 to 1 ½ ft tall, 3 to 10 ft vines

Planting Season: Spring

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun

Planting Method: Direct Sow



Cantaloupe Melon
Cucumis melo

 
Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1"75 F to 85 F 7 to 14 daysFull Sun Spring
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A Hills 12" Apart 36" Hills 12" Apart60 - 90 days
Cantaloupe & Melon Seed Planting Information:

Plant seeds directly in the garden. Plant the seeds 1 when soil has warmed up. The seeds may rot and not sprout if the soil is too cool. Germination is improved when soil temperature is above 60 F. Plant the seeds in hills. Plants grow 1 ft tall and vines spread up to 10 ft.

Soil Requirements:

Requires fertile slightly acid soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant.

Water Requirements:

Water well during dry and hot spells. Make sure plants get 1" water per week.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Periodically apply Miracle Gro.

Harvest Tips:

Protect ripening melons from damp ground by placing them on boards. Cut melons carefully from plants to prevent damaging the vines.


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