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Sweet Delight Honeydew Melon Seeds

#0155
This packet sows up to 13 mounds.
3.6 out of 5 stars
(5 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
Homegrown honeydews are far superior to grocery store melons. Vine-ripened 'Sweet Delight' has an unbelievably sweet, almost wine-like flavor. Each melon is 7" x 8" weighing between 7 and 8 pounds, with light green flesh and exterior.
$2.29 1 gram (~26 seeds)

Botanical Name: Cucumis melo

Days to Maturity: 90 days

Family: Cucurbitaceae

Native: Africa, Asia, Australia, West Pacific Islands

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: 3' to 6' vines

Variety Information: 7" x 8", 7–8 pounds, light green, and very sweet and juicy.

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. Commercial growers harvest before melons are ripe, forcing them to ripen off the vine, but the last few days of ripening on the vine put a lot of sugars into the melon; so melons taste significantly better when vine ripened. How do you know when 'Sweet Delight' melons are ripe? A ripe melon will have a pleasant, fruity aroma at the blossom end; and a crack will form on the stem right near the point of attachment (this is called the "slip stage"). In a few days, the melon will detach from the vine with little effort and pressure. If it is somewhat difficult to detach the fruit from the vine, the melon is not ready yet. Do not allow to over-ripen.

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Sweet Delight Honeydew Melon Seeds Reviews

5 reviews

poor germination rate

2 out of 5 stars May 18, 2019
germination rate only about 40%
DLester from TX
Owner Response: Hello, Thank you for making us aware of this issue. I contacted our quality control team and historically our germination tests came back on this product with a germination rate between 95-98%. There are some other factors that could impact germination like soil temperature. Thank you again for sharing your experience with us, we are sorry it wasn't more positive, but will be reaching out shortly to see how we can help.

So far so good

5 out of 5 stars Jul 18, 2020
We planted seeds packed for 2019 and we have one that is nearly ready to harvest! Very excited! We had no luck with melons last year, different seeds...planted these in a different spot and it seems to have worked. Hoping we harvest correctly and get to enjoy this "sweet delight!"
YaznKyle from CA

Delicious! and Productive!

5 out of 5 stars Mar 9, 2021
Tried this melon last year. I only planted one, (plus a few of several other varieties.) because I have never successfully grown melon to maturity in the past. I am in a new location with a slightly longer growing season. My past location the melons were always a just few days from ripe when the first had freeze happened. This one produced a large melon early in the season, then numerous other melons before the season was over. Loved it's juicy flavor!. what a treat.
Debbie from CO

not satisfied

1 out of 5 stars Jul 12, 2021
I have to say that I'm disappointed in Sweet Delight. I have a good plot, with lots of sun. I grow cantaloupe and cucumber very successfully there, but the last several years I have tried to grow Sweet Delight. The plants grow vigorously, but I get very few fruit, and the fruit that I do get really isn't that sweet. I'll be switching to a different kind of honeydew.
Doug from TX
Owner Response: Hi Doug, We are sorry you were disappointed with this melon. In case this is helpful--melon flavor can be influenced by environmental factors and especially water as it matures. Extra water can water down the flavor of the fruit. Thank you for the feedback.

Mesamountain

5 out of 5 stars Sep 6, 2021
This melon is well worth the wait with a harvest of 90 days. It is a tasty, sweet treat with about 10 fruits per vine or plant. I have been planting them for six years now.
K from CO