Papaya Dew Melon Seeds

This packet sows up to 4 mounds.
3 out of 5 stars
(2 reviews)
Availability: Out of Stock
This is no ordinary melon—with over 8 years of breeding several types of melons, this is one of a kind! Exquisite, sweet flavor combines with juicy and aromatic flesh for an extraordinary summer treat. The smooth, grey-green rind 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 slightly oval melon weighs about 2-4 pounds.
$4.29 8 seeds

Botanical Name: Cucumis melo (hybrid)

Days to Maturity: 70–90 days

Family: Cucurbitaceae

Native: Africa, Asia, Australia, West Pacific Islands

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: 4'–5' sprawling vines

Variety Information: 2–4 pound melons, slightly oval shaped with smooth, yellow-white skin when ripe. 'Papaya Dew' is a hybrid melon with a unique flavor and color. Orange-pink flesh is highly aromatic. Fruit is generally larger in warmer climates.

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: ¼"

Seed Spacing: 2–3 seeds per mound

Row Spacing: 4'–6' apart

Thinning: Thin to 1 plant 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. This is unfortunate since 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? The best way to determine ripeness is when the rind loses the grey-green color and turns yellow-white. 'Papaya Dew' does not "slip" when ripe like some other melons; cut from vine, rather than pulling or twisting, to avoid damaging plant and fruit.

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Papaya Dew Melon Seeds Reviews

2 reviews

Dead seed

1 out of 5 stars May 23, 2020
0 for 8 germination rate under ideal conditions. Don't get your hopes up. Just a 4 dollar donation toward the "science".
Bob Griffin from NJ
Owner Response: Hello Bob, We are sorry these seeds did not germinate for you. Our seeds are tested frequently by a third-party laboratory to ensure germination exceeds both federal and our own germination standards. The most common issue we hear about melon germination is that they need very warm soil (which is much cooler than air temperature in spring). At any rate, we do guarantee our seeds and will contact you shortly to see how we can help.


5 out of 5 stars Aug 18, 2020
I would say these seedlings needed a little more patience and care than the others but it's my first year growing a garden and these are delicious!!! After being very patient and my other melons providing fruit much before these, they finally are taking off and producing like crazy. Cut into our first one and it is delicious! Cross between honeydew and cantelope in my opinion. I wish I could add a photo, beautiful.
Sylvia Dawn Kline from CA

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