Montreal Market Melon

Cucumis melo | SKU: 0285A
2 Reviews
$3.25 to $10.50
  • Organic
  • Fruits grow to 7-8 lbs
  • Flesh is green with heavy silver netting
  • Sweet and complex flavor
  • Harvest before rind yellows for peak flavor
  • New for 2021
  • From the Collection

$3.25 to $10.50

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Item Details

Melon lovers can thank a small group of Canadian preservationists for bringing back this incredibly flavorful variety in the 1990s. Its thick, green flesh is highly aromatic and has a sweet, complex taste. For peak flavor, harvest fruits when slightly under-ripe, before the rind turns yellow and the fruit softens. Melons are round to slightly flattened with a heavy, silvery netting and deep ribbing, measure 8"" in diameter, and weigh 7-8 pounds. Organic.

Learn to Grow Montreal Market 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

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Montreal melons are amazing!


Outstanding melon- grew it on large mounds of composted horse manure per an old-time planting method- set in 11 two week old indoor starts (from 12 seeds) after our last frost date, and got 14 melons- nice size, wonderful flavor.

Needs more heat


I'm giving these two stars, because they did produce heavily in my western Washington garden, however the flavor was really unpleasant. It had an almost soapy taste to it. It was really difficult to catch them at the correct ripeness, and even then they weren't very good. I think they probably need a warmer climate to improve the flavor. They did grow extremely vigorously, and ripen in our short growing season, so they're worth trying.