Heirloom Melon

Melon

Harvesting Melon Seeds

Bees pollinate melons and they can cross-pollinate with other melon varieties but not with cucumbers or squash. If you are planning on saving the seeds, separate varieties by 200 ft. Select early bearing, disease resistant plants for seed saving. When harvesting, scoop out seeds, thoroughly rinse off any pulp sticking to them, and air-dry them for a week. Or place seeds and pulp in a bowl of water. The heavy, viable seeds will sink to the bottom of the bowl, and you can strain off the remaining seeds and pulp. Be sure seeds are thoroughly dry before storing. When melons are ripe enough to eat, the seeds are ripe enough to collect. Melon seeds are harvested ANNUALLY.

Sugar Baby Watermelon

Sugar Baby is the ideal watermelon for the home gardener that wants big taste with limited space. This variety is extremely popular with new and experienced watermelon growers. Sugar Baby is easy to grow from seed, and tends to be an abundant producer. 
Maturity: 75-90 days

Honey Rock Cantaloupe

An heirloom variety and former All-America winner. This melon produces unusually large melons that typically weigh as many as 7 pounds each. Very sweet taste. 
Maturity: 75-90 days

Honeydew Green Melon

The classic green honeydew – sweet and delicious. Excellent by itself, in salads, or in desserts. The Honeydew Green type can be grown successfully in most climates, but tends to thrive in the south and southwest. 
Maturity: 100-120 days

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