Melon Papaya Dew Seeds

Melon Papaya Dew Seeds

Cucumis melo (hybrid)

Item #0262

70-90 Days. This is no ordinary melon. Exquisite, sweet flavor combines with juicy and aromatic flesh for an extraordinary summer treat. Immature melons have a smooth, grey-green rind that turns yellow-white when melons are at their peak of ripeness. Cutting open the fruit releases the intoxicating aroma and delectable, orange-pink flesh reminiscent of a summer sunset. Each melon weighs about 2 pounds and is slightly oval.

This packet sows 3 or 4 mounds.

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1/2"

Seed Spacing:
2- 3 seeds
per mound

Mound Spacing:
4'-6' apart

Thinning:
Not necessary


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost and when soil temperatures are warm.

When to start inside: Not recommended. 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost. Melon seedlings don’t transplant well; if started indoors, use individual pots such as pulp pots that can be planted directly into the ground.

Harvesting: Harvesting at the right time is very important with melons. Fruits should be picked when fully ripe. Commercial growers harvest before melons are ripe, forcing them to ripen off the vine. Unfortunately, the last few days of ripening on the vine put a lot of sugars into the melon; bottom line is that melons taste significantly better when vine ripened. How do you know when melons are ripe? Papaya Dew does not “slip” when ripe like some other melons. The best way to determine ripeness is when the rind loses the grey-green color and turns yellow- white.

Artist: Susie Hyer



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