85 days. Delicious Crenshaw type melons have sweet, fine flavored pale orange flesh. The green-skinned rind develops orange spots when ripe. Fruits mature at around 4 lbs. This famous California heirloom was introduced in 1920 by Oliver Crane, whose family has been farming near Santa Rosa for six generations.
- 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.