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Anne Arundel Melon Seeds (Cucumis melo cv.)

$3.95
Item #:
600557
Availability:
Usually ships in 2-3 business days.
Item #:
600557
Availability:
Usually ships in 2-3 business days.

Description

Harvested from the gardens at Monticello.
The Anne Arundel Muskmelon was grown in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, as early as 1731, and was prominent in many still-life paintings of the famous Peale family of Philadelphia early in the 1800's.  Anne Arundel appears to be a cross between a true smooth-skinned cantaloupe and a nutmeg-shaped muskmelon.  When ripe, it has golden yellow skin and sweet, green flesh with a flavor similar to honeydew.  Seed for this melon was obtained from food historian, William W. Weaver.

Direct sow seeds in hills or rows after the last spring frost; for hills, sow 6-8 seeds per 18"-wide hill, then thin to the best 3 plants per hill.  To grow in a shorter season, start indoors 3-4 weeks before last frost.  Approximately 14-20 seeds per packet.

 Exposure  Planting Method  Planting Depth  Plant Spacing  Days to Maturity  Size at Maturity 
Full Sun Direct Sow 1/2" Thin to plants 2' apart, rows 4-6'; or hills 4-5' apart 65 12-18"H

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