Organic Crenshaw Melon Seeds (1g)

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Organic Crenshaw Melon (1g) Description:
Crenshaw Melons have a distinctive pink flesh and a wonderful sweet flavor. Enjoy fresh Crenshaw Melons grown in your own garden and start your crop with 100% heirloom seeds from Patriot Seeds. Our seeds are non-GMO and certified organic by the USDA and California Certified Organic Farmers. They are also open-pollinated, so you can grow, harvest, and replant your melon crop endlessly. The seeds come packaged in triple-layered, military-grade re-sealable Mylar packets so you can store seeds for 5+ years. When you're ready to declare your food independence, buy Patriot Seeds!

Organic Melon: Crenshaw Planting Instructions:

Crenshaw Melons like full sun and take about 105 days to grow between planting and harvest. Direct sow the seeds 1 to 2 weeks after the last frost. Plant seeds 3/4 inches deep in hills spaced 4 to 6" apart, with 6 seeds per hill. Once the plants are 1 to 2" tall, thin to 2 to 3 plants per hill. If starting indoors to transplant, start the seeds 3/4 inches deep in peat pots 2" square or bigger. Plant seeds 3 to 4 weeks before moving them outside. Once the soil has warmed, mulch the plants to help keep moisture consistent and suppress weeds. Do not move the vines, as they are easily injured.

Organic Melon: Crenshaw Harvesting Instructions:

Melons should have a yellowish-orange color and be just slightly soft on the stem end when you harvest them. You can also "thump" on the melon and listen for a hollow sound to check if the fruit is ripe. A ripe melon should pull off the vine easily. Once the fruits start to ripen, watch them carefully and harvest daily as needed. Refrigerate immediately after harvest.

Did You Know This About Crenshaw Melons?

Crenshaw Melons are a natural cross between a Persian Melon and a Casaba. The result is a fruit with a pale, pink-orange flesh and a spicy, almost peppery aroma.

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