Melon, Oka

Catalog #0969

5852

(Cucumis melo) Canadian heirloom rediscovered on Ile-Bizard, an island in the St. Lawrence River. Bred around 1912 by Father Athanase of the Trappist Monastery at Oka, Montreal, Quebec. Oka was a cross between Banana and the green-fleshed Montreal Market. Creamy yellow ribbed skin with moderately sweet orange flesh. 80-90 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.
± 1,000 seeds/oz

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