American Heirloom from 1881. Also known as Eden Gem. In 1936 F. B Mills Seed, who introduced it to the market, wrote: "One of the most profitable market melons, no doubt more largely planted than any other one variety. Vines are healthy and vigorous, producing enormous quantities of fruit of uniform size and shape. Skin is a golden color when ripe. Flavor is rich and luscious.
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.