Fordhook Gem Melon, 1967 Heirloom, Organic

$3.45 $3.95 -13% OFF

Fordhook Gem Melon, 1967 Heirloom, Organic

$3.45 $3.95 -13% OFF
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The Seed Savers Exchange - An outstanding variety! This green-fleshed, nutmeg-type melon matures early, produces prolifically, and packs a sweet, sublime flavor. Fruits are tapered at both ends with a lacy netting throughout, measure 6" long by 5" wide, and weigh two pounds. Rind blushes yellow when ripe, while green flesh has a salmon patina and a juicy, melting texture. Introduced by Burpee in 1967, ‘Fordhook Gem’ is derived from two historic varieties, ‘Netted Gem’ and ‘Extra Early Knight.’ Amy Goldman, author and Seed Savers Exchange member, and advisor shared this variety with SSE in 2018. Organic.


  • Organic
  • Fruits grow to 2 lbs
  • The flesh is green with netted skin
  • Sweet flavor and highly productive
  • 65-80 days
  • New for 2021
  • From the Collection
  • 25 Seeds per packet 

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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