Cantaloupe - Honeydew Orange Flesh
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- Category: Melon
- Type: Honeydew
- Variety: Orange Flesh
- Family: Cucurbits
- Botanical Name: Cucumis melo var. cantalupensis
- Hardiness Zones: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
- Growing Difficulty: 5
- Soil PH: 6.0 to 6.5
- Fertilizer Requirements: 10-10-10
- Soil Type: Rich, Moist, Well-Draining
- Germination (days): 5 to 10
- Soil Temp for Germination: 60-80°F
- Lighting Conditions: Full Sun
- Days to Maturity: 100 – 110
- Planting Depth: 1”
- Distance Apart (in row): 24"
- Row Spacing: 48-72"
DIRECT SOW 1-2 WEEKS AFTER DANGER OF LAST FROST
2-4 WEEKS BEFORE LAST FROST IN BIO-DEGRADABLE POTS
Hill planting is the best method for growing Honeydew melons.
You should mound the soil to about 10 inches high, with mounds being about 6 feet apart. Sow up to 6 seeds per mound, and thin to the best 3-4 plants after they are established.
Seeds should be sown in a circle around the top of the mound at about 1 inch deep. Water well during growth period but stop watering about 3 weeks prior to harvest. Make sure to water early in the morning (never at night) to prevent the leaves from being water covered overnight. This will help to prevent pests and disease.
Commonly served cut or balled, great on a hot summer day.
Unlike traditional cantaloupes, honeydew melons are ready to harvest when the rind turns white or yellow. They will not easily come off the vine when mature (like traditional cantaloupe), so you will need to watch for the signs of maturity.
They will continue to ripen for several days at room temperature after they are picked, so refrigeration is a good idea.
Harvest your seeds from the best performing melons. Wash the seeds off and allow to dry in a paper bag for a few weeks. Once completely dried, safely store your seeds in a cool dry place for use next season.