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Queen Anne's Pocket Melon Seeds (Cucumis melo dudaim)

$2.95
Item #:
631114
Availability:
Usually ships in 2-3 business days.
Item #:
631114
Availability:
Usually ships in 2-3 business days.

Description

Queen Anne's Pocket Melon, also known as Plum-Granny, is an unusual annual trailing plant with highly aromatic, ornamental fruit that has been grown for at least 1000 years.  Although possibly named for Queen Anne of England (1702-14), this melon is native to Persia and Linnaeus attributed it to Egypt and Arabia.  Legend has it that the ladies of the Queen’s court carried the fragrant melon as a perfumed sachet.  While edible, this melon is valued more for its scent than its rather flavorless white flesh.  It ripens to orange with lemon-yellow stripes.

Direct sow seeds 1-2 weeks after the last spring frost in hills; sow 6-8 seeds in 12"-wide hills, then thin to 3-4 plants per hill.  Plants prefer well-drained, sandy soil.  Approximately 12 seeds per packet.

 

 Exposure  Planting Method  Planting Depth  Plant Spacing  Days to Maturity  Size at Maturity 
Full Sun Direct Sow 1" 3-4 plants per 12" hill 75-85 12-18"H

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