Ananas Melon (Cucumis melo) Seeds Non-GMO, Organic, Heirloom B25

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Ananas melons are small to moderately sized, oval fruits, averaging 12 to 17 centimeters in diameter. The rind is firm, ranging in color from green to golden yellow depending on maturity, and is covered in a rough, tan netting. Underneath the thin rind, the flesh is aqueous with a soft but dense consistency, encasing a small cavity of light brown seeds suspended in a gelatinous liquid. The flesh also ranges in color from pale yellow to ivory, but depending on the specific variety, it may also appear pale green, orange, to white. Ananas melons have a notable, perfumed aroma similar to the scent of pineapples. When ripe, the melons bear a sweet, tropical, and floral flavor followed by a faint, caramel-like aftertaste.

They typically grow to be 4.5-5.5 lbs with vines 3-10’ long. Direct sow seeds in full sun in spring, 1” below soil surface. Place hills 12” apart and rows 36” apart. Melons are ready for harvest after 90-110 days. They are sweet with a strong delicious smell similar to pineapple.

Melon Seeds - Ananas
Cucumis melo High Germination Rate Farm & Garden Vegetable / Fruit Seeds 90-110 Days to Full Maturity Annual Crop - Not Intended to Over-winter - All Zones in the U.S.A Premium Quality Seeds Heirloom High Germination Rate Non-GMO Open Pollinated

Ananas melons are a good source of vitamins A and C, which are antioxidants that can help boost the immune system and reduce inflammation. The melons also contain fiber, folate, potassium, magnesium, copper, and vitamin K.

Slightly spicy, mostly sweet melon Highly productive Prefers full sun exposure

United States today and is also widely grown in the Middle East. The word "Ananas", is present both in the French and Italian languages both literally translate to mean "Pineapple" in English, so another common name for this variety is Pineapple Melon.

What is known, however, is that the Ananas Melon was mentioned in M. M. Vilmorin-Andrieux's book "The Vegetable Garden" published in 1885. Vilmorin's book presents a colored plate depicting the variety. Reportedly, Thomas Jefferson was growing the Ananas Melon at his estate Monticello in 1794, while American seed companies began offering the variety commercially as early as 1824. In the years since, this wonderful melon variety became rare but was presumedly re-discovered in a French seed bank

WHEN TO PLANT MELON SEEDS Don’t plant your melon seeds until the soil is consistently above 70 Degrees F.

WHERE TO PLANT MELON SEEDS Plant seeds in areas of full sun and in nutrient-rich soil.

HOW TO PLANT MELON SEEDS Before planting, amend your soil with compost or aged manure so the melons have adequate nutrition. Melons are vining plants, so form small hills in your rows with a few inches of spacing. Place 3-5 seeds per hill and water area. Melons require a lot of water so make sure they get watered regularly.

When transplanting, give your melon seeds 36 to 40 inches of space so they can spread out.

HOW TO HARVEST MELON Look for the rind color turning from green to yellow or tan. Harvest your melon when it is easy to pull from the vine, but not falling off.

*Melons will generally flower before they bear fruit - this is normal and isn’t an indication that you won’t receive fruit! Pests and diseases are somewhat common with melons, so consistent attention is best.

Growing Tip Melon seeds dislike cold soil. It's better to wait until the soil is warm to plant the seeds. Melons do not ripen much off the vine so it is important to pick them up when they are ready. Ripe melons “slip” from the vine with light pressure.

The melon originated in sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. Domestication is thought to have happened in China, as writings show crop development 2,000 years ago. Mediterranean cultivation began at the end of the Roman era. Melons are luscious, delicious, and much anticipated. When ripe, most melons "slip" from the vine with light pressure.

Melons are warm-season fruit, that need warm, rich, and fertile soil to grow in. Direct sowing is often the best way to grow as they dislike having their roots disturbed.

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