Organic Emerald Gem Melon, 1886 Heirloom

$3.25 $3.75 -14% OFF

Organic Emerald Gem Melon, 1886 Heirloom

$3.25 $3.75 -14% OFF
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Product description

The Seed Savers Exchange - Introduced by W. Atlee Burpee in 1886 from seed sent by William Voorhees of Benzie County, Michigan. The most popular melon of that period, hailed as “altogether unapproached in delicious flavor and luscious beyond description.” 

Characteristics: 

  • Organic
  • Fruits grow to 2-3 pounds
  • Pale orange, juicy flesh
  • Sweet and somewhat spicy flavor
  • 70-90 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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