Organic Eden's Gem Melon, 1905 Heirloom

$3.25 $3.75 -14% OFF

Organic Eden's Gem Melon, 1905 Heirloom

$3.25 $3.75 -14% OFF
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The Seed Savers Exchange - aka Eden Gem, Rocky Ford Eden Gem, Early maturing variety developed in 1905 at Rocky Ford, Colorado as a “crate melon.” Amy Goldman, author of Melons for the Passionate Grower, claims this is one of her all-time favorites and “may cause drooling.” Softball-sized netted fruits weigh in at about 1 pound. Complex spicy flavor. 65-80 days. ±1,100 seeds/oz.

Characteristics: 

  • Organic
  • Fruits grow to softball size
  • Flesh is green and skin is netted
  • Complex, spicy flavor
  • 65-80 days
  • 25 Seeds per packet 
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    Instructions - Melons love 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 last frost.

    Plant 1" deep

    Plant hills, 6-8 seed

    Germinate 7-14 days

    Thin 3-4 plants

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