Melon Papaya Dew Seeds

Melon Papaya Dew Seeds

Cucumis melo (hybrid)

Item #0262

70-90 Days. 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.

This packet sows up to 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 required


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED: 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost, and when soil temperature is 70°‒90°F.

When to start inside: 2 to 4 weeks before transplanting when weather is warm and settled. Sow into biodegradable pots that can be directly planted in 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. 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? 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.

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