Canary Tweety Melon

#0254
This packet sows up to 3 mounds.
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You may have seen canary melons in the grocery store and wondered what they taste like. Popular in Asia and Europe, these bright yellow melons have a smooth rind that protects the sweet, pale green to white flesh. 'Tweety' produces 4–6 lb. juicy, sweet, crisp fruits with undertones of cantaloupe and tropical fruit. Stores well after harvest. Plants are resistant to Fusarium wilt (1, 2), gummy stem blight, and Alternaria.
$3.49 10 seeds

Botanical Name: Cucumis melo (hybrid)

Days to Maturity: 60–70 days

Family: Cucurbitaceae

Native: East Africa

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: 4'–5' sprawling vines

Variety Information: 4–6 lb. oval melons with shiny, smooth yellow skin and ivory-green flesh. Seed cavity has a salmon-orange color. 'Tweety' is a hybrid, canary melon. Plants are resistant to Fusarium wilt, gummy stem blight, and Alternaria.

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is 70°–90°F.

When to Start Inside: Recommended for short-season areas. 2 to 4 weeks before transplanting within 2 weeks after your average last frost date. Sow into biodegradable pots that can be directly planted in the ground; roots are sensitive to disturbance.

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: ½"

Seed Spacing: 2–3 seeds per mound

Row Spacing: 4'–6' apart

Thinning: When 3" tall, thin to 2–3 plants per mound.

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. However, 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? Canary melons should be firm, smooth to the touch, and have bright yellow color with no hint of green. The stem area should be slightly soft, and fruit will have a delicate scent. Fruits may ripen off the vine a little, but never develop peak flavor if harvested too early.

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As big as watermelons.!
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I grew these last summer (2018) and I had an explosion of gigantic sized canary melons all over my garden. I had only one vine. It produced at least ten of them and not one was a bit small. I never fertilized it either after I planted it. They were absolutely delicious! Good thing I have an extra refrigerator to store them in. I recommend them highly, as they are especially well suited for hot dry climates. I was expecting smaller vineso and fruit and a earlier harvest. I guess it took more time due to it's big size. I waited patiently until they were all bright yellow. FYI: Make sure once cut, they are not left outside in the sun to cure as they will degrade rapidly.
Sharon

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