Honeydew Melon Seeds - Tam Dew Organic, NonGMO Heirloom B25

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Honeydews are oval-shaped fruits with small seed cavities. Fruits are 8" x 7" and weigh between 6 and 8 pounds. The flesh is emerald green and sweet. Vine-ripened honeydew is unbelievably sweet. An excellent shipper with a hard, creamy white rind.

The Honeydew Green Melon is the classic green honeydew - sweet and delicious. Excellent by itself, in salads, or in desserts. The Honeydew Green melon can be grown successfully in most climates but tends to thrive in the south and southwest.

Amazing flavor! A perfect mix of impressive hardiness and deluxe flavor. This prolific, uniform and disease-resistant variety are dripping with sugary honeydew flavor. Beautiful, ivory-green fruit is bright and has good shipping and storing quality.

Count:~25 Full Sun Seed Depth: 1/2" Sprouts in 7-14 Days Ideal Temperature: 75-90 Degrees F Plant Spacing: 18" Frost Hardy: No Cucumis melo Zones: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9 Days To Maturity (# Days): 90-110 Fruits are 8" x 7" and weigh between 6 and 8 pounds. The flesh is emerald green and sweet. Vine-ripened honeydew is unbelievably sweet. Sweet and refreshing Easy to grow Prefers full sun exposure Start seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost Harden off before transplanting Do not disturb roots The flavor is a bust of summertime sweetness

Melons provide a sweet and colorful addition to summer meals, and they can be grown in the home garden. In addition to the typical cantaloupe and honeydew melons, gardeners can grow other varieties such as banana melons.

Melons prefer slightly sandy, very rich, well-drained soil. Be careful not to over-water vines, especially as fruit is approaching maturity.

Before Planting: A light, well-drained soil with a pH of 7.0 and a southern exposure is ideal. Good soil moisture is important in the early stages of growth and during pollination when fruits are set.

Planting: For direct seeding, sow 1-2 weeks after the last frost when soil is warm, above 70°F, 3 seeds every 18″, 1/2″ deep, thinning to 1 plant/spot. Space rows 6′ apart. For transplanting, sow indoors in 3 weeks before the last frost and transplant outside. Plant 2-3 seeds per or pot, about 1/4″ deep. Keep temperature 80-90°F until germination. Handle young plants carefully and never let the soil dry out. Grow seedlings at 75°F. Reduce water and temperature for a week to harden seedlings. When the weather is frost-free, warm, and settled, transplant 2-3′ apart in rows 6′ apart or thin to 1 plant/pot or cell with scissors and transplant 18″ apart. Even hardened melon seedlings are tender. Do not disturb roots when transplanting, and water thoroughly. Seedlings don't transplant well, so if starting indoors, it is best to use peat pots.

Watering: Melons need a steady supply of water, and soil needs to be damped but not flooded, approximately 1 inch a week.

Fertilizer: Prior to planting, mix aged manure and compost into the soil. Melons are heavy feeders, so fertilize at planting and throughout the growing season with a 5-5-5 or 10-10-10 granular fertilizer. Do not let the granules come in contact with the plant.

Days to Maturity: A ripe melon should be very easy to remove from the vine. For a cantaloupe, the netting pattern on the melon becomes more visible and a crack appears at the base of the stem when it was ripe. For a honeydew, the color becomes creamy. Most melon varieties are ready for harvest when the gray-green color begins to change to pale yellow and when a light tug separates the fruit from the vine. Some melon types, like honeydew, Charentais, canary, Spanish, and Crenshaw are overripe by the time the stem can be tugged from the fruit. (See each variety for days to maturity)

Harvesting: Melons must be cut from the vine. All melons should be stored at 90% relative humidity. Store ripe melons at 40-45°F for 7-14 days.

Tips: Cut off watering 1 week before harvest. This will give a more flavorful, concentrated melon. Overwatering before harvest can cause a bland taste.