Honey Rock Melon - Packet

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DL013859
All-America Winner in 1933, this heirloom melon continues to rock the cantaloupe world. Sweet orange flesh is sweeter and firmer than most cantaloupes. Often seen in farmers markets, recognizable by the distinctive green ribbing and classic netted exterior. Slips off the vine when perfectly ripe, ready to go from garden to table.
Plant Information
Also known as Sugar Rock, Honey Rock cantaloupe melon was developed by F.W. Richardson near Hicksville, Ohio before 1920. It's a cross between Champlain, Irondequoit, and Honey Dew and was an "All-America Selections" gold medal winner in 1933. Still a champion, the Honey Rock melon variety treats gardeners to several sizable, spherically shaped fruit with an incredible texture and thirst-quenching flavor. Vigorous plants produce 5-7 melons apiece, each 6-7 inches in diameter and weighing about 3-4 pounds with widely netted, grayish green skin that turns a creamy yellow at maturity. The rind is coarse for good reason, providing excellent protection for the sweet and refreshing, salmon-orange, amazingly tender flesh inside. You'll know your Honey Rock melons are ready to pick when their skin color changes, their ends soften a bit, and they slip easily off their vines with a gentle tug.
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SKUDL013859
Item Package Size
Packet
Seeds Per Packet
approx. 80 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
75-90
Growth Rate
Medium
Tolerates
Heat
Seed Life Cycle
Annual
Certifications
Heirloom
Advantages
Edible
Item Unit Of Measure
Packet
Ships As
Seed
Ships To Canada
Yes
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