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Top Mark Melon Seeds

Cucumis melo

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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Melons must not be planted until the soil temperature has warmed to 70-80 degrees F, since they thrive in heat. Start the plants indoors only 2-4 weeks before transplanting, since if the plants grow too large they have difficulty adjusting to the change. Sow several seeds 1/2" deep in each peat pot, and keep them at 75 degrees until they germinate. Thin to the strongest plant in each pot by cutting off the others. Gradually accustom the plants to outdoor temperatures by setting them outside during the day, then transplant them to hills 4-6' apart with 2-3 plants to a hill. For companion planting benefits, plant melons near corn but not potatoes.

Growing: In cooler climates, melons may benefit from black plastic to warm the soil; Top Mark melons especially love heat. Mulch helps to conserve necessary moisture, control weeds, and keep the melons clean. Adequate moisture is particularly crucial as the vines begin to develop, though this variety of melon can tolerate some dryness and resists mildew and scab. After midsummer, pinch off blossoms and smaller fruits in order to direct the full energy to the larger fruits; the smaller fruits will not have time to ripen before frost, and are no great loss.

Harvesting: As the melon ripens, it will turn golden and become very fragrant; the stem should come off easily, and the blossom end should be slightly soft. The melon will keep for several weeks in a cool place.

Seed Saving: When saving seed from melons, keep in mind that they will cross pollinate with other varieties of melon but not with watermelon, cucumbers, or squash. Melon seeds mature when the fruit is ripe; cut open the fruit and put the pulp that contains the seeds into a bowl. Work it with your fingers to separate the seeds from the pulpy fibers. Add enough water so that the pulp and the hollow seeds will float; remove the floating material, and the good seeds will remain at the bottom of the bowl. Rinse them well, then spread them out to dry completely. Store them in a cool, dry place for up to five years.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Cucumis melo

Type: Open Pollinated, Warm Season

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Seeds per Ounce: 1,000

Planting Method: Direct Sow

Sunlight: Full Sun

Height: 14 Inches

Color: Orange

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These vigorous vines produce loads of delicious 6" melons. The melons are well-netted with very slight ribs and thick deep-salmon flesh. They are of excellent quality and are resistant to Mildew and Scab. Suited for hot, dry climates, they take 90 days to ripen.
The melon commonly known as the cantaloupe has its origins in ancient Persia, and also dates back to Egyptian times in 2400 BC. Much later, legend has it that Colombus brought melon seed with him to the New World, which began the spread of melons in North America.

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Melons must not be planted until the soil temperature has warmed to 70-80 degrees F, since they thrive in heat. Start the plants indoors only 2-4 weeks before transplanting, since if the plants grow too large they have difficulty adjusting to the change. Sow several seeds 1/2" deep in each peat pot, and keep them at 75 degrees until they germinate. Thin to the strongest plant in each pot by cutting off the others. Gradually accustom the plants to outdoor temperatures by setting them outside during the day, then transplant them to hills 4-6' apart with 2-3 plants to a hill. For companion planting benefits, plant melons near corn but not potatoes.

Growing: In cooler climates, melons may benefit from black plastic to warm the soil; Top Mark melons especially love heat. Mulch helps to conserve necessary moisture, control weeds, and keep the melons clean. Adequate moisture is particularly crucial as the vines begin to develop, though this variety of melon can tolerate some dryness and resists mildew and scab. After midsummer, pinch off blossoms and smaller fruits in order to direct the full energy to the larger fruits; the smaller fruits will not have time to ripen before frost, and are no great loss.

Harvesting: As the melon ripens, it will turn golden and become very fragrant; the stem should come off easily, and the blossom end should be slightly soft. The melon will keep for several weeks in a cool place.

Seed Saving: When saving seed from melons, keep in mind that they will cross pollinate with other varieties of melon but not with watermelon, cucumbers, or squash. Melon seeds mature when the fruit is ripe; cut open the fruit and put the pulp that contains the seeds into a bowl. Work it with your fingers to separate the seeds from the pulpy fibers. Add enough water so that the pulp and the hollow seeds will float; remove the floating material, and the good seeds will remain at the bottom of the bowl. Rinse them well, then spread them out to dry completely. Store them in a cool, dry place for up to five years.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Cucumis melo

Type: Open Pollinated, Warm Season

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Seeds per Ounce: 1,000

Planting Method: Direct Sow

Sunlight: Full Sun

Height: 14 Inches

Color: Orange

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5.00
Global Rating: 5.00 from 1 reviews
5.0

Review By Stephen Powers

Looking good

I had to try these delish looking melons!

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