Sierra Gold Melons have heavy netting and indistinct ribs. Their sweet and juicy gold colored flesh is thick around a characteristically small seed cavity. The melons grow to 6″ in diameter and weigh in between 2-3 pounds. The vines produce heavy foliage which is resistant to powdery mildew and are tolerant of sulfur.
Melon – Sierra Gold – 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
- Soil Temperature: 65-80F
- Planting Depth: 1/2″
- Germination: 7-12 Days
- Height At Maturity: Vine
- Days To Maturity: 74-88 Days
- Sun/Shade: Full Sun
- Spacing After Thinning: 3′-5′
- Approx Seeds per Pack: 25 Seeds
Product image via: Peaceful Valley Farm Supply