(Cucumis melo) (aka Eden Gem, Rocky Ford Eden Gem) Early
maturing variety developed in 1905 at Rocky Ford,
Colorado as a “crate melon.” Amy Goldman, author
of Melons for the Passionate Grower, claims this
is one of her all-time favorites and “may cause
drooling.” Softball-sized netted fruits weigh in at
about 1 pound. Complex spicy flavor. 65-80 days.
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. ± 1,100 seeds/oz
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