Melon, Emerald Gem Organic

Catalog #0861A

5702

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

Price:  Free!