Organic Gala - Galia Melon Seed Heirloom B25

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Organic Gala - Galia Melon Seed Heirloom B25

Galia melons also called tropical melons, originated in Israel. Their thick, lime-green flesh is smooth, with a complex flavor suggestive of tropical fruit and a fresh, banana-like aroma. The rind has a corky net like a cantaloupe but without ribbing. Excellent for discerning markets. A bit like a cross between cantaloupe and honeydew in flavor. Vines are prolific and have a long season.

Germination: 21 Days
Days to Maturity: 75 days
Height At Maturity: Vine
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 4-5 feet
Germination Rate: 98%
Galia Cucumis melo

These melons have sweet, juicy, delicious orange flesh and produce plentiful amounts of fruit. . The perfect size for your refrigerator, the name Galia melon. The bush-type plant is suitable and popular among home gardeners.

Intensely Aromatic and Richly Sweet Melon - Rare Heirloom

Galia melons have a tropical, sweet flavor similar to cantaloupe, with a hint of banana. The attractive fruit is orange-yellow, and the firm, smooth flesh is lime green. Galia melon plants were developed in Israel in the 1960s. Since that time, hardy melons have gained popularity in countries around the world. Growing Galia melons isn’t difficult, even in humid or rainy climates. However, Galia melon plants need two to three months of consistently warm weather.

Read more at Gardening Know How: What Is A Galia Melon: How To Grow Galia Melon Vines

This is one of those melons you must taste to believe. It is really not something that's easily described and I've asked friends and family to put words to it but each time they've struggled - all the while stuffing their faces with this melon - while the juice rolled down their chins and their arms.

Galia is one of those life-changers - as ridiculous as it sounds. If you are not fond of melon, you will love Galia. And for those who cherish a good melon, you will never want to be without this one.

It is as naturally sweet as anything you could ever taste - without pretense. Fresh honey does not taste as good. It is as smooth as honey with the flavor of liquid gold and the texture of silk. Again, difficult to identify because there's really nothing else like it.

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Care of Galia Melons Plant Galia melon seeds directly in the garden when soil temperatures are at least 60 degrees F. (16 C.). If you live in a climate with short summers, start seeds indoors about a month earlier. Plant the seeds in small pots filled with commercial potting soil. Germination requires temps of at least 68 degrees F. (21 C.).

Melons need rich, well-drained soil. Dig a generous amount of compost or well-rotted manure into the soil before planting. Keep the soil consistently moist but never soggy. Moisture is especially important while the vines are growing and forming fruits. Water at the base of the plant and keep the stems and leaves as dry as possible. Feed Galia melon plants regularly throughout the season using a balanced, general-purpose fertilizer.

You can hand pollinate the plant as soon as flowers form. The easiest way to accomplish this is to lightly brush each flower with a small paintbrush, then remove male flowers after two or three days. (Female blooms have a small, swollen area at the base of the flower.)

Cut down watering about a week before harvest so sugar is more concentrated and the fruit will be sweeter. Water is just enough to prevent wilting. Avoid overwatering at this point, which may cause the fruit to split.

A layer of mulch under the vines prevents moisture evaporation and discourages the growth of weeds. Pull any weeds as soon as they appear so they don’t rob moisture and nutrients from the melon plants.

Provide support for Galia melon plants when the melons are about the size of tennis balls. If you would rather let the plant sprawl, cover the ground with straw to prevent damage to the melons. You can also set the developing melons on coffee cans or flower pots to keep them above the soil.