(a.k.a. Sugar Rock) (Cucumis melo) 80-88 days. An old-fashioned favorite, 1933 winner of the All-American Selections Award, holding it’s popularity with gardeners to this day. The Honey Rock Cantaloupe produces 5-7 fruits, 6″ in diameter, weighing 2-3 lbs. Melons Are coarsely netted on the gray-green rind, with a very sweet salmon orange interior. Honey Rock is said to be a result of a cross between ‘Champlain’, ‘Irondequoit’ and ‘Honey Dew’ and was introduced by Watt Richardson of Ohio in about 1920. Vines are vigorous and Fusarium Wilt resistant.
Planting Instructions for Honey Rock Cantaloupe Seeds
Honey Rock 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 wks. 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. Honey Rock 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.