RARE ENDANGERED Zapotillo Melon Seeds Super Rare Endangered Plant Species
Zapotillo Melon (1 Seed)
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Uses: Culinary Duration: Annual
When to Sow: Spring Ease of Germination: Easy
This criollo melon is from the environs of Zapotillo, in Ecuador, an area where conditions are hot and dry and where this gorgeous white-fleshed melon flourishes. Fruits are large with smooth yellow skins and deep ribbing. Melons can weigh up to 10 pounds (4.5kg) each. It is a traditional and increasingly rare landrace that is probably in danger of extinction. Should be easy to grow as any melon but will likely do best in warm drier areas and with less water than other varieties. Fruits tend to be sweeter when they are grown "drier". The fruits slip from the vine when ripe or they may be cut from the vine when they change colour and become fragrant. These melons can be eaten fresh and in salads, or can be juiced.