Melon, Healy's Pride
- Highly productive
- Small, yellow fruit are round and uniform
- Early maturing
This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States.
This heirloom melon was donated to Seed Savers Exchange in 1997 by a Minnesota family. It is named after the donor's mother and has been grown by three generations of the family since about 1914.
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.
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.