Collective Farm Woman Melon

Cucumis melo | SKU: 0615 P25
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$3.25
  • Fruits have green skin that ripens to gold
  • Crunchy, sweet flesh
  • Winter melon, stores well

This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States.

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Item Details

Marina Danilenko of Moscow, Russia helped Seed Savers Exchange obtain the seed of this Ukrainian heirloom melon. The original source of the seed was a woman from a collective farm. It was introduced to American gardeners in 1993.

Melons were developed and domesticated in Africa and Asia. Europeans settling in the Americas are recorded growing honeydew and casaba melons in the 17th century.

Learn to Grow Collective Farm Woman 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.

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Nice sweet little melon

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These are wonderful small semi-sweet (they’re like a honeydew) melons. I’ve grown these for a few years. The seeds germinated well and the plants were healthy. The leaves/vines on these smaller melon plants do not take over the garden. I like growing the smaller melon varieties since we live in Northeast Ohio & have a shorter growing season. I use trellises & tomato cages (round sturdy type) to help small melons grow vertically. I’ve kept these melons on the counter for a few weeks in an air conditioned house & didn’t have any problems. It’s nice to have these melons after the others are gone.

Collective Farm Woman Melon is a success in Texas

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I am in South Texas and my Collective Farm Woman melons are going crazy - can't wait for them to ripen I must have 25 melons in various sizes on my 2 vines - climbing fence spreading on ground, no powdery mildew or insect damage - bees in abundance - I am so impressed with this melon can't wait to eat one