90 days. Banana-shaped fruit with smooth, yellow skin and sweet, spicy, salmon-colored flesh. Melons mature at 16-24 inches long and 5-8 lbs. Listed in 1885 by J. H. Gregory’s Catalogue, saying, “When ripe it reminds one of a large, overgrown banana... It smells like one, having a remarkably powerful and delicious fragrance.” This is one of our all-time favorites, being very sweet and great for specialty markets.
- Full Sun
- Seed Depth: 1/2"
- Sprouts in 7-14 Days
- Ideal Temperature: 75-90 Degrees F
- Plant Spacing: 18"
- Frost Hardy: No
- Cucumis melo
Growing Tips: Melons prefer slightly sandy, very rich, well-drained soil. Be careful not to over water vines, especially as fruit is approaching maturity.