Melon, Green Nutmeg (organic)

Melon, Green Nutmeg (organic)

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Mature in 80 days
Zones 3+
Fruit weighs 2-3 pounds
Full Sun
Approx. 25 seeds per pack

One of the oldest types of melon grown in America, this variety belongs to a class of muskmelons known as “nutmeg” due to its shape, netting, and aroma. This is a very reliable variety producing high yields of melons that weight 2-3 pounds. This nutmeg shape and netted skin contains a green flesh that is sweet and delicious when eaten fresh.

Growing Instructions

Direct Seed: Sow 1-2 weeks after last frost when soil is warm, above 70°F (21°C), 3 seeds every 18", 1/2" deep, thinning to 1 plant/cell or pot. Hill method: Sow direct seed 1/2” deep in hills 12” in diameter of 6-8 seeds after danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Space these hills 6' apart in all directions. Thin to 3-4 plants per hill. 

From Transplant (recommended for shorter growing seasons):  Start indoors 3-4 weeks before last frost. Sow 1/4" deep. Keep temperature 80-90°F (27-32°C) until germination. Handle young plants carefully and never let the soil dry out. Grow seedlings at 75°F (24°C). Reduce water and temperature for a week to harden-off seedlings. When the weather is frost-free, warm, and settled, transplant 2-3' apart in rows 6' apart or thin to 1 plant/cell or pot with scissors and transplant 18" apart. Even hardened-off melon seedlings are tender. Do not disturb roots when transplanting, and water thoroughly.

Melons love heat and should be planted in full sun.