Collective Farm Woman Melon
- 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.
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.
Ratings & Reviews
Nice sweet little melon
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.