70 days. This amazing early Indian melon was collected by Joseph Simcox. The fruit is a brilliant copper-red and is striped in green and cream, making this an extremely unusual and beautiful melon. The pale green flesh is sweet, aromatic and slightly musky in taste. Joe believes that this melon originated in the Punjab, and he spent more than 8 years trying to find seeds of this extremely interesting variety. Vine produces lots of 2 lb fruit.
- 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.