A commercial variety that was discontinued in the early 1980’s, this oblong to pear-shaped melon weighs about 1/2-pound. Smooth golden skin encases incredibly sweet, uniquely aromatic flesh. We are excited to be able to re-introduce this worthwhile melon variety that was almost lost. (75 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.