You’ll have lots of thick slices for those late summer barbecues and picnics! This open-pollinated melon, was the first to be resistant to both Fusarium wilt and anthracnose disease. Greenish-gray rind protects melon from sunburn. Fruits average 22″–26″ long and 25–35 pounds. Frost-sensitive vines for 6′-10′ long.
This packet sows up to 20 mounds.
85-100 days to maturity.
Outdoors: Sow 1-2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is 70°–90°F.
Indoors: Not recommended except in very short growing seasons, 2-4 weeks before transplanting. Roots are sensitive to disturbance; sow in biodegradable pots that can be planted directly into the ground. Transplant when soil temperature is at least 60°F.
What is an heirloom seed?
An heirloom variety is one that has been passed down from generation to generation. Generally, the variety must have been around for at least 50 years. They are open-pollinated, which means they have been exposed to natural pollination methods like insects or winds. They aren’t hybrids or genetically modified.