Cantaloupe Honey Rock Melon (Cucumis melo) Seeds Non-GMO, Organic, Heirloom B25

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The vigorous vines produce up to 7 melons each, which have a sweet honey flavor. The rind is tough and coarse, protecting the delicious salmon-colored flesh. These melons will be ready in 80 days.


Honey Rock Cantaloupe is named for it's unique rock-like exterior and its sweet, honey-flavored orange flesh! A high-yielder, Honey Rock produces 5-7 large fruits, 6-7 inches in diameter, a vine. Its thick gray-green skin makes it sturdy for growth and ideal for travel. Prepare into fresh fruit, salads, pressed in sorbets and drinks, wrapped in prosciutto, or desserts. A rich source of potassium, vitamin A, and vitamin C.

Full Sun Sprouts in 7-14 Days Lifecycle: annual (vegetable) Ideal Germination Temperature: 75-85F Seed Depth: 1/2 inch Plant Spacing: 18" Frost Hardy: No Sowing Method: Transplant Plant Scientific Name: Cucumis melo

100% Non-GMO, Organic, Heirloom, Open Air Pollinated Seeds

Cantaloupe, Honey Rock Introduced in 1920, 'Honey Rock' was an All-American Selection in 1933. The luscious result of crossing 'Champlain' and 'Irondequoit', the 3-4 lb., 6 x 6" melons have firm grey-green ribbed skin, a coarse, open net and thick, sweet, firm deep salmon-toned flesh. Vigorous, wilt-resistant vines yield 5-7 melons per plant. 74-88 days.

Sowing: Honey Rock melons must not be planted until the soil temperature has warmed to 70-80 degrees F, since they thrive in the heat. Start the plants indoors only 2-4 weeks before transplanting, since if the plants grow too large they have difficulty adjusting to the change. Sow several Honey Rock melon seeds 1/2" deep in each peat pot, and keep them at 75 degrees until they germinate. Thin to the strongest plant in each pot by cutting off the others. Gradually accustom the plants to outdoor temperatures by setting them outside during the day, then transplant them to hills 4-6' apart with 2-3 plants to a hill. For companion planting benefits, plant melons near corn but not potatoes.

Growing: In cooler climates, Honey Rock melons may benefit from black plastic to warm the soil; mulch also helps to conserve necessary moisture, control weeds, and keep the melons clean. Adequate moisture is particularly crucial as the vines begin to develop. After midsummer, pinch off blossoms and smaller fruits in order to direct the full energy to the larger fruits; the smaller fruits will not have time to ripen before frost, and are no great loss. Honey Rock is known for being fusarium wilt-resistant.

Harvesting: As the melon ripens, it will turn slightly golden and become very fragrant; the stem should come off easily, and the blossom end should be slightly soft. The melon will keep for several weeks in a cool place. Honey Rock vines are very productive.

Seed Saving: When saving seed from melons, keep in mind that they will cross-pollinate with other varieties of melon but not with watermelon, cucumbers, or squash. Melon seeds mature when the fruit is ripe; cut open the fruit and put the pulp that contains the seeds into a bowl. Work it with your fingers to separate the seeds from the pulpy fibers. Add enough water so that the pulp and the hollow seeds will float; remove the floating material, and the good seeds will remain at the bottom of the bowl. Rinse them well, then spread them out to dry completely. Store Honey Rock melon seeds in a cool, dry place for up to five years. FREE GIFT when you order 5 items or more. Free gift is full of surprise seeds which may include single or mixed varieties.

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