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Organic Sharlyn Melon

$3.79$12.00

90 days to harvest | Cucumis melo

 

Dear Friends. This melon. Is utterly luscious.

We had heard about Organic Sharlyn Melon for years and indeed, she’s an early melon for short seasons, undaunted by cool nights, that ripens to a white flesh that melts in your mouth with an exquisite pineapple sweetness. But here’s the thing: A week before her flesh is white she’s tinged tangerine in the center and lime on margin with a bright, tropical honeydew flavor, firm yet tender and delightfully juicy. What does this mean? The optimal window to harvest this melon is over one week! This is almost unheard of; we were deliciously sticky for all of August and well into September.

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Organic Sharlyn Melon

90 days to harvest | Cucumis melo

Dear Friends. This melon. Is utterly luscious.

We had heard about Organic Sharlyn Melon for years and indeed, she’s an early melon for short seasons, undaunted by cool nights, that ripens to a white flesh that melts in your mouth with an exquisite pineapple sweetness. But here’s the thing: A week before her flesh is white she’s tinged tangerine in the center and lime on margin with a bright, tropical honeydew flavor, firm yet tender and delightfully juicy. What does this mean? The optimal window to harvest this melon is over one week! This is almost unheard of; we were deliciously sticky for all of August and well into September.

One of the most challenging aspects of growing melons is simply knowing when to harvest them (can I hear an amen?!) and Sharlyn makes it easy. As soon as her green netted rind begins to blush gold, she is dreamily delectable. For more tips and tutorials like this delivered straight to your inbox, sign up here!

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.

Sow Seeds & Sing Songs,

 

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Direct Sow: Sow 1–2 weeks after last frost when soil is above 70°F, 3 seeds every 3-4′, 1″ deep. Thin to 1 plant/group. Protect from Cucumber Beetles & increase heat with floating row cover until flowering. Ample water during pollination & fruit set essential. Fruit may be ripe when rind on ground is softening and fruit is fragrant.

Sowing Date: After frost, late May to early June
Seed Depth: 1 inch
Days to Germination: 4-8
Days to Maturity: 85 days to fruit
Plant spacing after thinning: 3-4 feet
Height: full 6′ + vine

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