Emerald Gem (Organic)

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Melon, Emerald Gem (Organic) 1
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Introduced by W. Atlee Burpee in 1886 from seed sent by William G. Voorhees of Benzie County, Michigan. The most popular melon of that period, Emerald Gem hailed as “altogether unapproached in delicious flavor and luscious beyond description.” Small 2 to 3 pound fruits ripen from emerald green to yellow-brown. Pale orange flesh is juicy, sweet and somewhat spicy in flavor. Heavy producer. (70-90 days) CERTIFIED ORGANIC

Each packet contains approximately 25 seeds.

Planting and Harvesting Tips:
Plant melons in a warm spot that gets plenty of sun. Make sure that the area is protected from strong winds and cool temperatures. Sow in place two weeks after the last frost and space 2-4 feet apart in rows 5-10 feet apart. May also be planted in hills, two per hill, with the hills spaced 2-3 feet apart. In short-season climates, start indoors one week before the last frost date.

Fruits are ready to pick when stems turn from green to brown and begin to dry. In addition, look for the underside — where the fruit rests on the ground — to turn from a greenish white to tan or yellow. Cut from vines with at least one inch of stem attached.

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