Jenny Lind Melon - Packet

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The first to bloom and the first to ripen, Jenny Lind Melons are a reason to grow melons in the kitchen garden. Each plant produces a dozen two-pound fruits with turban tops and pale green flesh. Add a squeeze of lemon to bring out the flavor. Once the go-to melon for all gardeners, named after a famous operatic singer, known as the Swedish Nightingale.
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Pretty and petite, the Jenny Lind melon variety is named after one of the most popular opera singers of the 19th century. It's been a favorite since its introduction in the 1840s and is loved by modern-day gardeners for its unique turban shape, deliciously sweet flavor, and juicy, light green flesh. Each vine produces several beautiful fruits that will weigh 1-2 pounds when mature. Growing your own Jenny Lind melons is so much better than buying them in the store. Not only are vine-ripened melons bigger and juicier, they're also more fragrant and flavorful. This is because growing them yourself allows them to stay on the vine, where they can soak up all those amazing nutrients and sugars until the very last minute before harvesting. You'll know your Jenny Lind melons are ready to be picked 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 tug on the melon, and if it detaches without much effort, it's ready to enjoy.
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Weight Of Seeds Per Packet
0.06 oz
Seeds Per Packet
approx. 110 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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