The Collective Farm Woman melon is said to be a Ukrainian heirloom melon. The seeds are said to have originated from a collective woman farm. This variety of melon produces small size rounded golden melon with a high sugar content. This early ripening melon will do well in short growing seasons. Ideal as a dessert in summer or simply added to a colorful summer salad.
Scientific Name: cucumis melo
Plant Life Cycle: annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 21C
Germination time in days: 4-10 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 85-110 days
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil requirement: humus, well drained and fertile soil
Sowing and cultivation: Start indoors 3-4 weeks before last frost. Sow 1.5 cm deep at 21C soil temperature. Direct sow in a polytunnel after last frost when soil temperature is over 21C.