Melon Honeydew

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Nothing like the bland varieties stocked in stores, the wonderful, vine-ripened flavour of this very sweet, juicy melon is almost wine-like. The 8′ x 7′ fruits weigh between 7 and 8 lbs. with a small seed cavity and have a light green flesh and exterior. Vine-ripened melons develop their full sugar content in the last few days. Pick by cutting the stem when skin tone warms or when the small leaf at the fruit yellows.

  • Seed Count: 100

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Melon Honeydew

Melon Honeydew. Nothing like the bland varieties stocked in stores, the wonderful, vine-ripened flavour of this very sweet, juicy melon is almost wine-like. The 8′ x 7′ fruits weigh between 7 and 8 lbs. with a small seed cavity and have a light green flesh and exterior. Vine-ripened melons develop their full sugar content in the last few days. Pick by cutting the stem when skin tone warms or when the small leaf at the fruit yellows.

Cultivation Advice Melon Honeydew

  • Sow April to May in pots of moist seed compost
  • cover with a 1cm (½inch) layer of compost or vermiculite.
  • Ensure temperature is maintained at around 20C to aid germination.
  • Keep the surface of the compost moist
  • but not waterlogged;
  • germination will usually take 7-10 days.
  • When at the 2 leaf stage, transplant seedlings on into at least 10cm (4 inch) pots
  • for a few weeks before potting on into larger containers or direct into the greenhouse border,
  • or use 2 plants per growbag.
  • Provide support for the plants to climb.
  • Pinch out the tip of growth after 4 true leaves are produced,
  • then train 4 lateral branches to the 6 leaf stage before again pinching out.
  • Pollinate if necessary, by transferring pollen from the male flowers to the female blooms
  • (with bump beneath the bloom).