This viney plant produces a melon with a hard, creamy white rind and a lovely emerald green flesh with a small seed cavity. The fruit is popular in part due to it high sugar content which makes it an extra sweet treat.
How to Grow Honey Dew Green Flesh Melon
- Latin Name: Cucumis melo
- Days to Maturity: 100- 110
- Hardiness Zone: 4- 11
- Soil: moist, 70<
- Temperature: Warmer
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Depth: ½"
- Plant Space: 1'
- Row Spacing: 1'
- Pests/disease: Aphids and mealybugs
- Seed Count:
- 1 oz- Approximately 1,000 seeds
- 4 oz- Approximately 4,000 seeds
- 1 lb- Approximately 16,000 seeds
Planting must be done only after the soil reaches a minimum of 70 degrees. Honey Dew plants do not tolerate drought so be sure to provide plenty of water. Around mid summer it is recommended that any small fruit or blossoms be pinched from the vine in order to allow the larger fruit the maximum nutrients and water possible. Melons are ready for harvest when they are easily detached from the vine.