Mother Mary's Pie Melon
- Highly productive
- Round, uniform, small yellow melons
- 75-85 days
- ±1,600 seeds/oz
Donated to SSE in 1997 by a Minnesota family who grew it for at least three generations since circa 1914. Named after the donor’s mother who used equal amounts of melons and apples in pie. Highly productive, early maturing fruit is small, yellow, and round with white flesh. Fruit can be peeled like an apple. Harvest while still firm for best cooking qualities. 75-85 days. ±1,600 seeds/oz.
Learn to Grow Mother Mary's Pie 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.