Melon, Collective Farm

Catalog #0615

5407
(Cucumis melo) Ukrainian heirloom. Original source was a woman from a collective farm. Seed was obtained by Moscow seedswoman Marina Danilenko and then introduced by SSE to American gardeners in 1993. Crunchy and sweet winter melon with a long shelf life. Small two-pound melons turn golden when ripe. 80-85 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.

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