Pride of Wisconsin Melon is a heirloom from the United States that was first introduced to the public in 1937. This Melon has a fabulous old fashion flavour. The Pride of Wisconsin melon is a cantaloupe type variety that produces large yields 2-3 kg melon, with a sweet and firm orange flesh and a hard green to grey shell. This one is a must have for the gourmet garden.
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.