Oka Melon (Bizzard Island Strain)

$3.45 $3.95 -13% OFF

Oka Melon (Bizzard Island Strain)

$3.45 $3.95 -13% OFF
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The Seed Savers Exchange - Father Athanase of the Trappist Monastery at Oka, Montréal Quebec bred this melon variety in 1912. It is a cross between the Banana melon ad the green-fleshed Montreal Market melon. The melon was rediscovered on Ile-Blizard, an island in the St. Lawrence River, and is now available to gardeners once again. Melons were developed and domesticated in Africa and Asia. Europeans settling in the Americas are recorded growing honeydew and casaba melons in the 17th century.


  • Yellow, ribbed fruits
  • Juicy, orange flesh
  • Moderately sweet
  • 25 Seeds per packet 

This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States.

Instructions - Melons love the heat. Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Space hills 6' apart in all directions. Seeds will germinate in 4-10 days. Can also be started indoors 2-3 weeks before the last frost.

Plant 1" deep

Plant hills, 6-8 seed

Thin: To 3-4 Plants

Light: Full Sun

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