(Cucumis melo) Introduced around 1947 by F. H. Woodruff and Sons
of Milford, Connecticut. Muskmelon with handsome
ropelike netting and a very hard shell, great shipper.
Almost round 6½" fruits weigh 5-8 pounds. Thick
apricot-colored flesh is sweet and very flavorful.
Excellent for home and market gardens, keeps well.
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. ± 800 seeds/oz
Melon, Schoon's Hard Shell
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