- Best Seller
- Fruits grow to 9 inches and 4-7 pounds
- Juicy, orange flesh
- Good muskmelon flavor
- 80-90 days
- ±1,100 seeds/oz
Amish melon was first offered in the SSE Yearbook in 1983. Oval fruits are 9" long and weigh 4-7 pounds. Sweet orange flesh is very juicy with full muskmelon flavor and a rather thick rind. Produces good crops under almost any conditions at Heritage Farm headquarters in northeast Iowa. 80-90 days. ±1,100 seeds/oz.
Learn to Grow Amish Melon
Direct Seed: 1" Deep
Seeds to Hill: 6-8 Seeds
Thin: To 3-4 Plants
Light: Full Sun
Instructions - 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.
Ratings & Reviews
Delicious taste, intoxicating smell, easy to grow.
by Kimberly Swanson
These melons were absolutely delicious! I had never grown melons like this before. I started seeds in mid March here in north eastern Iowa. Grew these on an arched cattle panel in a raised bed with great results. They need a great deal of water so be sure to mulch. I covered the soil and mulch with black landscape fabric to keep the soil extra warm. The vines grew up both sides of the cattle panel and supported fruit perfectly- although I occasionally had to give the vines to helping hand wrapping around the Cattle panel as it got to the arch. I never had a melon fall from the vine. I did support two of the melons with a section of pantyhose that I tied to the cattle panel like a sling. The fruits were about 8 to 9 inches in diameter, the smell was absolutely intoxicating, and my family said this was hands down, the best melon they have ever eaten! I will definitely be growing these again this year.
it was delicious,and there wasn't much work to be done!