Bidwell Casaba Melon - Packet

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From melon jam to minty melon lemonade, you’re guaranteed to please your dinner guests when you serve this Bidwell Casaba heirloom melon. One giant fruit feeds a crowd, or a family of six. The scrumptious green interior is a nice contrast to orange honeydew in a fruit salad, garnished with lime and sprig of mint. Ripe when it reaches the size of a soccer ball, and the skin begins to slightly yellow.
Plant Information
Grown in the U.S. since 1850 and very popular in California and the Southwest, Casaba Golden Beauty melons are thought to have originated in Asia Minor near the Turkish town of Kassabeh. Their beautiful, golden-yellow appearance gives them their name, while their sweetly spicy white flesh helps them maintain their spot at the top. The vigorous vine plants will produce a generous yield of several 6-inch fruits, each weighing 7-8 pounds when mature. Growing your own Casaba Golden Beauty melons is so much better than buying them in the store. Not only are vine-ripened melons bigger and juicier, they're also more flavorful and fragrant. This is because growing them yourself allows them to stay on the vine for as long as possible, where they can absorb all those amazing nutrients and sugars until the very last minute before picking. You'll know your Casaba melons are ready to be harvested when the skin color between the rind netting is no longer green. The ends will be softer and the blossom end will also have a wonderfully fruity aroma. Gently pull on the melon, and if it detaches with ease it's ready to enjoy.
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Weight Of Seeds Per Packet
0.06 oz
Seeds Per Packet
approx. 65 seeds per packet
Botanical Name
Cucumis melo
How To Grow
Direct sow or start indoors
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Planting Depth
1/2-1 inch
Seed Spacing
24-36 inches
Row Spacing
Hills 4-6 feet
Space After Thinning
3-5 feet
Days To Germinate
7-12 days
Days To Maturity
Growth Rate
Seed Life Cycle
Additional Information
Landreth's Original
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Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
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