Melon, Schoon's Hard Shell

Catalog #0931

5793

(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. 88-95 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.
± 800 seeds/oz

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