Heirloom Melon Variety from the 1860's! The relatively small fruits of this melon small fruits have a sweet and fragrant flesh with a classic melony spiciness. It is a heavy producer with a relatively short season (70 to 90 days). Was described when it was introduced as "altogether unapproached in delicious flavor and luscious beyond description.
Scientific Name: Cucumis melo subsp. melo
Plant Life Cycle: annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 21C
Germination time in days: 4-10 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 70-90 days
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil requirement: humus, well drained and fertile soil
Sowing and cultivation: Start indoors 3-4 weeks before last frost. Sow 1.5cm deep at 21C soil temperature. Direct sow in a polytunnel after last frost when soil temperature is over 21 °C.