Historic heirloom variety grown by Thomas Jefferson in 1794. A wonderful variety that has become very rare. The fruit have netted skin and light green flesh that is firm, sweet and highly perfumed. Productive plants can be trained up a trellis.
Melon – Ananas D’Amerique A Chair Verte – Cucumis melo
Soil & Water: Melons like moderately rich, well-drained soils with plenty of phosphorous and potassium and a pH of 6.0-6.8. For flavorful fruits, melons need moderate water as seedlings, low water before transplanting, moderate water during growth, and low, even water during fruit development.
Planting & Growing: Start seeds indoors 2-3 weeks before the last frost or seed directly after the last frost. Melons need plentiful heat to develop; use plastic mulch and row covers in cooler climates.
Harvesting & Storage: Melons are ripe when the rind changes color to yellow and gentle pressure separates the stem from the vine. Melons can store in the refrigerator for about a week, if you can keep from eating them that long!
- Soil Temperature: 65-80F
- Planting Depth: 1/2″
- Germination: 7-12 Days
- Height At Maturity: 12″-18″
- Days To Maturity: 74-88 Days
- Sun/Shade: Full Sun
- Spacing After Thinning: 3′-5′
- Approx Seeds per Pack: 25 Seeds
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