Melon Cantaloupe Retato Degli Ortolani

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Very sweet cantaloupe type variety, with the classic netting of the skin. The fruits have an orange sweet flesh and commonly known as the garden melon of Europe.

  • Seed Count: 130

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Melon Cantaloupe Retato Degli Ortolani

Melon Cantaloupe Retato Degli Ortolani. Very sweet cantaloupe type variety, with the classic netting of the skin. The fruits have an orange sweet flesh and commonly known as the garden melon of Europe.  Said to be the melon to eat with Parma ham. 3-4 lbs average weight.

Cultivation Advice Melon Cantaloupe Retato Degli Ortolani

  • Sow in warmth in late spring in 3 inch pots, 1/2in deep (windowsill or heated greenhouse) – 3-4 seeds per pot. 5-10 days germination.
  • After germination thin to strongest seedlings before planting to pot or ground.
  • Best grown under cover, but possible in very warm sheltered positions outside.
  • Can be trained to save space or left to trail.
  • 85-90 days to harvest.