Cantaloupe – Jenny Lind


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25 Seeds per pack

(Cucumis melo) 70-85 days.      The Jenny Lind Cantaloupe is a great old heirloom that is making a comeback by popular demand. Vines are 5 ft long with flat 1-3 lb fruit with knobs or turbans on the blossom end. Flesh is limegreen, very sweet, and aromatic. Jenny Lind matures mid season and was known in the Philadelphia area before 1840.

Planting Instructions for Jenny Lind Cantaloupe Seeds

Heirloom / Open Pollinated Jenny Lind 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 does not slip from the vine, the melon must be cut from the vine.


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