An ancient heirloom introduced from Armenia into Italy as far back as the 1400’s. Picked small (18 inches or less) and used like a cucumber, the Green Serpent Melon is mild and tasty! Easy to grow and very productive; it should be planted in more gardens. (65 days)
Melons need fertile soil and abundant heat to reach perfection. Sow in place about two weeks after last frost. Plant seed about one inch deep, 12 inches apart, in rows 5 feet apart. May also plant in hills, 4 to 5 seeds per hill, with hills about 5 feet apart.
In short-season climates, grow transplants indoors, starting 1 week before last frost date and set out about 2 to 3 weeks after sowing; never let transplants become root-bound in their container.