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Retato Degli Ortolani Melon organic Heirloom

€2,75 EUR

Retato degli Ortolani Melon is a cantaloupe type melon heritage variety from Italy.  These melons typically weigh 5 pounds, growing off plants that can stretch to a width of 5 feet. The fruits have an orange sweet flesh. This heirloom melon variety is known for being a garden melon and for its succulence and sweetness.

Scientific Name: Cucumis Melo

Plant Life Cycle: annual

Optimal Germination Temperature: 21C

Germination time in days: 4-10 days

Indicative Days to maturity: 75 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 21 °C.