(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.
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. ± 930 seeds/oz