Delicious 51 - Melon Seeds


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Heavy yielding cantaloupe developed by Dr. Munger at Cornell University. The Delicious 51 is sweet and juicy with a smooth texture that melts in your mouth. This variety is well suited for northern growers and has resistance to powdery mildew. Grows to 2-3 lbs. 600mg ~ 25 seeds.

Direct sow cantaloupe seed 2 to 3 weeks after average last frost and when daytime soil temperatures are near 70°F. Sow 3-5 seeds per hill. Or, start melon seed indoors 3-4 weeks before your anticipated planting date. Set transplants in the garden 2 to 3 weeks after danger of frost has passed. Optimum soil temperature for seed germination is 65-85 degrees. A week or so before transplanting time, harden off plants by exposing them to an increasing number of hours outdoors each day. Delay transplanting until your soil has thoroughly warmed up in the spring.

Scientific Name: Cucumis melo
Days to Maturity: 68-95
Seed Depth: 1/2-1"
Days to Sprout: 6-8
Plant Spacing: 12-24"
Row Spacing: 5-6'
Light Requirements: Sunny
Plant Height: 12-15"
Life Cycle: Annual
Frost Hardy: No

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