(Cucumis melo) Introduced in the 1920s by Oliver Crane whose
family has farmed for six generations near Santa
Rosa, California. Pear-shaped Crenshaw-type fruits
grow 3-5 pounds. Yellow-green skin covered in dark
green freckles; ready for picking when the freckles
turn orange. Light orange flesh, great sweet flavor.
SEEDS TO HILL
To 3-4 Plants
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. ± 800 seeds/oz