Delicious 51 Melons pk/20
Delicious 51 Melons CA40-20

Delicious 51 Melons pk/20

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SKU CA40-20
$3.00 $2.75
Availability: In Stock
Country Of Origin: USA USA
Description
Planting Instructions
Disease Resistant
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75 days. Cucumis melo. Open Pollinated. The plant produces heavy yields of round cantaloupes with a small seed cavity. The average weight is 4 to 5 lbs. Melons have juicy deep orange flesh, very sweet, with a creamy texture and strong flavor. This reliable early melon ripens quickly. It holds well for market growers and for storage. The best open-pollinated melon available for cool climates. An excellent choice for home gardens and market growers. Developed by Dr. Henry M. Munger, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA in 1954. United States Department of Agriculture, NSL 5648. Disease Resistant: FW, PM.

Lot No: 95670

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 10/20

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.


FW – Fusarium Wilt

Scientific Name: Fusarium oxysporum

Type: Fungus

Fusarium Wilt is a fungal disease that affects the growth of cantaloupes & melons, cauliflower, eggplants, peas, peppers, squash, tomatoes, and watermelons. It is one of the most devastating of all soil-borne diseases. It attacks the roots of the plants and moves up the stems. Symptoms include stunting and wilting. Plants don’t always die, but it slows growth and reduces yields. Infected seedlings will damping off, wilt, and die. If you stick with fusarium wilt resistant tomato varieties you don’t have to worry. Many of the older heirlooms don’t have any resistance to the disease, so if you grow these then you should keep an eye out for it. The infected plants should be removed to avoid further infestation. Plan on using a 3 year crop rotation and avoid planting in the same location, year after year, as the disease can survive in the soil for 7 years. The best option is to use disease resistant varieties.

PM – Powdery Mildew

Scientific Name: Erysiphe betae

Type: Fungus

Powdery mildew is a fungal disease that affects the growth of beets, cantaloupes & melons, cucumbers, peas, squash, Swiss chard, and tomatoes. The fungal disease may cause poor growth of the fruits in cucumbers if the infection is severe. The leaves of the cucumber begin to wither and then fall off prematurely. The disease usually affects older leaves. The leaves tend to turn a light green or a yellow green when infected. A powdery white or light gray color mold appears on the underside of the leaves. An odor similar to that of a musty basement is noticeable in fields with severe powdery mildew. The disease can spread rapidly under favorable conditions and infect the entire leaves within a week. The disease is favorable with long periods of dry weather, warm days, and cool nights, and fluctuations of day/night temperatures. The most favorable temperatures are 54-81 F and usually occur in early spring and autumn when moisture and humidity are very high. The disease can spread rapidly and can infect a field within 5 days. Fungicides for powdery mildew can help manage the disease. Good air circulation and increasing space between the plants can help control and prevent the disease. The best option is to use disease resistant varieties.

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