Melon – Honeydew Green Flesh
The rind of the Honeydew Green Flesh melon is creamy white and smooth with no sutures. The sweet fruits are 15 to 18 cm in diameter and are lime-green when ripe. The seed cavity inside the fruit is small. Long to ripen, the wait is worth it and it keeps well after harvest.
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Conditions of germination:
- depth of sowing: 1.5 cm
- optimal temperatures of germination: 25 to 30ºC
- time for germination: 5 to 10 days
When to sow:
- indoor sowing 4 to 6 weeks before the last date in your area OR
- direct sowingafter any risk of frost, when the soil is warm (16ºC and more)
Sowing technique: in pocket
Inside the same hole, sow 3 to 5 seeds spaced 1 to 2 cm apart; when the seeds have germinated and the seedlings have reached a height of 5 cm, keep all the plants if space is available or keep only the best plants.
- for indoor seedlings: transplant into individual containers while waiting for transplanting in the garden OR
- for direct seedlings: transplant to their final location in the garden
Transplanting outdoors (for seedlings started indoors):
- When all risk of frost is removed and the air is warmed
Distance in the garden:
- between plants: 60 cm
- between rows: 90 to 120 cm
Plant height: 30 to 40 cm
Soil: rich and well drained
Exposure: full sun
Maturation (after transplanting): 105 to 115 days
- Sow in biodegradable peat cups to avoid disturbing the roots when transplanting;
- As melons like warm summers, for best results, grow them sheltered from wind and cold or under cover (bell, greenhouse or plastic tunnel).
Who are we?
We are based in Montreal and are in partnership with the market gardener Birri of the Jean-Talon market, who has been selling seeds to farmers and individuals for almost 50 years.
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