RARE Heirloom Organic Rocky Ford Green Flesh Melon Seeds (12)
Tender Annual Heirloom. Introduced in 1881, this heirloom variety is a green-fleshed melon. It's also called Nutmeg due to its spicy flavor and outstanding aroma. Early vines produce fruits over 5" in diameter weighing 2-3 lb. A great variety for backyard and market gardens.
Heirloom 1881. Also known as Eden Gem. In 1936 F. B Mills Seed wrote: "One of the most profitable market melons, no doubt more largely planted than any other one variety. Vines are healthy and vigorous, producing enormous quantities of fruit of uniform size and shape. Skin is a golden color when ripe. Flavor is rich and luscious."
Did You Know? Many melons originated in the Middle East. Ancient Romans and Egyptians are known to have enjoyed muskmelons and cantaloupes.
Soil Temperature: 65-80°F
Planting Depth: 1/2"
Germination: 7-12 Days
Height At Maturity: 12"-18"
Days To Maturity: 94 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 3'-5'
Approx Seeds per Pack: 25 Seeds