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Valencia Winter Melon Seeds (Cucumis melo var. inodorus cv.)

$3.95
Item #:
600764
Availability:
Due to increased demand there is a 1-2 week shipping delay with seeds.
Item #:
600764
Availability:
Due to increased demand there is a 1-2 week shipping delay with seeds.
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Description

Harvested from the gardens at Monticello.
The Valencia Winter Melon is a dark green-skinned melon with creamy white flesh that keeps well in winter storage.  It was listed by American seedsmen by the 1830's.  Similar to the Malta Melon grown by Thomas Jefferson, the Valencia ripens late for harvesting before frost.  In storage its flavor and sweetness increases.

Direct sow seeds in 18"-wide hills several weeks after the last spring frost, or around July 15 like the Monticello gardeners; sow 6-8 seeds per hill, then thin to the best 3 plants per hill.  Melons prefer soil on the dry side.  Harvest by cutting from the vine towards the end of the growing season.  Approximately 15 seeds per packet.

 Exposure  Planting Method  Planting Depth  Plant Spacing  Days to Maturity  Size at Maturity 
Full Sun to Part Shade Direct Sow 1" Hills 4-5' apart 100-110 12-18"H

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