Melon, Bidwell Casaba

Catalog #1204

3837
(Cucumis melo) This melon hails from Chico, California. Grown by John Bidwell (1819-1900), a Civil War General and U.S. Senator who procured his stock seed from the USDA in 1869. Amy Goldman, author of Melons for the Passionate Grower, says the flesh “tastes like heavenly orange sherbet.” An enormous melon—14" long by 9" wide and weighing 16 pounds. So big you won’t believe it’s real! 90-95 days.
DIRECT SEED
1" Deep
SEEDS TO HILL
6-8 Seeds
THIN
To 3-4 Plants
LIGHT
Full Sun

Green Thumb Tip
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.
± 530 seeds/oz

Price:  Free!