Melon, Emerald Gem

Cucumis melo
$1.80 to $118.00
SKU: 0861A
  • Organic
  • Fruits grow to 2-3 pounds
  • Pale orange, juicy flesh
  • Sweet and somewhat spicy flavor
  • 70-90 days
  • ±930 seeds/oz

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Introduced by W. Atlee Burpee in 1886 from seed sent by William Voorhees of Benzie County, Michigan. The most popular melon of that period, hailed as “altogether unapproached in delicious flavor and luscious beyond description.” Pale orange rich juicy flesh is sweet and somewhat spicy in flavor. Heavy producer, 2-3 pound fruits. 70-90 days. ±930 seeds/oz.

Learn to Grow it

Direct Seed: 1" Deep

Seeds to Hill: 6-8 Seeds

Thin: To 3-4 Plants

Light: Full Sun



Instructions - Melons love heat. Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Space hills 6' apart in all directions. Seeds will germinate in 4-10 days. Can also be started indoors 2-3 weeks before last frost.