Melon, Bateekh Samara

78% of 100

95 days. Unique, sweet, citrus-like taste! 95 days. Oblong fruit is brownish-green and netted outside, lime green within. In our trials the flavor was an unusual, a very delicious, sweet-tart combination with a distinct citrus taste. The name simply means “old melon from Samarra,” which is a city in northern Iraq. Original seed was furnished by our friend, Iraqi seed collector Nael Aziz, who writes that this variety is known to have been grown in the Abbasid Period over one thousand years ago! Endangered due to war and America’s aggressive promotion of patented seeds in Iraq.

  • Full Sun
  • Sprouts in 7-14 Days
  • Ideal Temperature: 75-90 Degrees F
  • Seed Depth: 1/2 inch
  • 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.

Availability: In stock
Minimum Seed Count: 25
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