(a.k.a. Honeydew) (Cucumis melo) 105-115 days. The high sugar content of this melon makes it ones of the sweetest melons around. The Green Flesh Honeydew Melon is a beautiful melon with a smooth creamy white rind, and lime green interior flesh. Melons grow to 7-9″ long and 5-6″ wide, weighing 3-6 lbs. Best suited to the South or Southwest, but with some TLC and southern exposure can be grown elsewhere. Stores and ships well.
Planting Instructions for Honeydew Green Flesh Cantaloupe Seeds
Honeydew Green Flesh Cantaloupe are heat loving plants that prefer well drained loose soil and an even amount of water. Plant Cantaloupe in rows or hills but make sure the soil is well warmed. In the North it helps to start seeds indoors 2-3 weeks. before last frost. Plant Cantaloupe seeds ½” deep in full sun. For rows plant 3-4″ apart, in rows 6-10′ apart. For hills plant 4-6 seeds per hill, with hills 2-3′ apart. Germination occurs in 3-10 days in soil 70-85°F. In hills thin to 2 Cantaloupe plants per hill. Harvest when fruit easily slips from the vine, or smells very sweet and fragrant at the blossom end. Heirloom Honeydew Green Flesh does not slip from the vine, the melon must be cut from the vine.