Organic Chinese Savory Melon

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80-85 days to harvest Cucumis melo

HEIRLOOM Melt in your mouth and oh so juicy, we’ve never tasted a melon even remotely like this, Friends: Deep melon flavors nuanced with tropical fruit, Chinese Savory resists saccharine sweetness yet is so fabulously refreshing. If flavor is a fascination as well as profound joy in your life, a) we can be friends (!) and b) your life will never be the same after tasting this melon. With a thin rind melting like butter in your mouth alongside the rich flesh, the entire experience of this melon is both familiar and impressively unique. Easy to grow and with a wider harvest window than many melons, each plant shares 3 to 4 exquisite fruit, so beautiful and easy to spot amid the forest of melon foliage.

Size Price Quantity# Availability
10 Seeds $4.45 In stock
20 Seeds $7.55 In stock
40 Seeds $14.25 In stock


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Organic Chinese Savory Melon

Planting Method: Direct Sow Only

When to sow: Sow 1–2 weeks after last frost when soil is above 70°F

Sowing and seedling care: Sow 3 seeds every 3-4 feet. Thin to 1 plant per group when seedlings are less than 2 inches tall. To harvest even more and earlier melons, grow them under hoops and floating row cover until they flower. This allows them to grow faster while also protecting them from the voracious cucumber beetles transmitting bacterial wilt. Ample water during pollination & fruit set essential. 

Seed Depth: 1 inch     Sun Needs: Full

Days to Germination: 5 days at 75°F; 8 days at 60°F

Spacing after thinning: 3-4 feet

Days to Harvest: 80-85

Height: Full 6′ + vine.

Harvest: Fruit may be ripe when rind on ground is softening and fruit is fragrant.

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