Sweet Delight Honeydew Melon Seeds

This packet sows up to 13 mounds.
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

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

2 reviews
poor germination rate
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon May 18, 2019
germination rate only about 40%
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
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon 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!"