The Vert Olive Melon translating to green olive melon is a French heirloom winter melon that is excellent for storing. It is traditionally eaten at Christmas time. This melon is best eaten when the flesh gets stains. Its green flesh is juicy and sweet.
Scientific Name: cucumis melo
Plant Life Cycle: annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 21C
Germination time in days: 4-10 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 85-120 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.