Queen Anne's Pocket Melon - Packet

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DL013863
Palm-sized, sweetly aromatic melons with a soft fuzzy lemon-yellow skin, is grown more as an historical ornamental than a tasty treat. Once carried by Victorian women as deodorant, when carried in their pockets the fragrance would act as a perfumed sachet. Also known as Plum Granny, it has been grown for over centuries, seeds are thought to have originated in Persia.
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Treasured for centuries for their sweet scent and diminutive size, Queen Anne's Pocket melons were once carried in pockets for use as deodorizers. The vine fruits grow to be about the size of tennis balls and have delightfully smooth skin that's striped with jagged orange and yellow lines. Grown primarily for their incredible fragrance, Queen Anne's Pocket melons have a beautiful white flesh that is edible, however virtually tasteless. Plant this variety in your garden as an ornamental that will add a lot of color and fragrance, then harvest the melons and place them around your home and outdoor living spaces to naturally freshen up and sweeten the air.
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SKUDL013863
Item Package Size
Packet
Weight Of Seeds Per Packet
0.06 oz
Seeds Per Packet
approx. 130 seeds per packet
Botanical Name
Cucumis melo dudaim
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Planting Depth
1 inch
Seed Spacing
3-4 inches
Row Spacing
Hills 1-2 feet
Space After Thinning
3-4 inches
Days To Germinate
7-12 days
Days To Maturity
75-85
Growth Rate
Medium
Tolerates
Heat
Certifications
Heirloom
Advantages
Ornamental, Edible
Ships As
Seed
Ships To Canada
Yes
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