(Cucumis melo) (aka Shipper’s Delight, Jersey Button) Once a
leading early green-fleshed muskmelon for home
gardens and nearby markets. Named for the Swedish
Nightingale, a coloratura soprano promoted to
stardom in the United States during the early 1850s.
Notable for the prominent “button” on the blossom
end; flesh is soft, juicy, and mild flavored. Weighs up
to 2 pounds. 70-80 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. ± 1,000 seeds/oz
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