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Melon Seeds - Rocky Ford HEIRLOOM - OPEN POLLINATED

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  • 2-3 Pound Melons
  • 75-90 Days to Harvest
  • Prefers full sun exposure

Product Description

Heirloom "Rocky Ford" Melon Seeds

The Rocky Ford Melon (or Rocky Ford Cantaloupe) is a sweet and spicy-tasting heirloom muskmelon that’s been around for almost 120 years! The Rocky Ford Melon is well netted, slightly ribbed, and produces delicious orange flesh.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Melon Seeds - Rocky Ford
    Botanical Name:Cucumis melo
    Life Cycle:Annual
    Light Requirement:Full Sun
    Planting Season:Warm Season
    Plant Type:Vining
    Features:Heirloom, Good for Microgreens
    Fruit Size:2-3 lbs
    Days to Maturity:60-90 Days
    Plant Spacing:2-3 feet
    Planting Depth:1 inch
    Sowing Method:Start Indoors, Direct Sow
    Cold Stratification:No
    Hardiness Zones:2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Ships:Year Round
  • Planting Instructions

    When to plant:

    • Don’t plant your melon seeds until the soil is consistently above 70 Degrees F.

    How to plant:

    • Before planting, amend your soil with compost or aged manure so the melons have adequate nutrition.
    • When transplanting, give your melon seeds 36 to 40 inches of space so they can spread out.

    How to harvest:

    • Look for the rind color turning from green to yellow or tan. Harvest your melon when it is easy to pull from the vine, but not falling off.

     

    *Melons will generally flower before they bear fruit - this is normal and isn’t an indication that you won’t receive fruit! Pests and diseases are somewhat common with melons, so consistent attention is best.

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Product Reviews

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Global Rating: 5.00 from 2 reviews
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Yummy!!

My family originates from Rocky Ford- my great uncles grew these amazing melons back in the 40-50-60s. I purchased these seeds last year from Eden. Wow! What a delightful treat. I trellised them here in Arizona. They grew like crazy, even on those hot summer nights they produced gorgeous 2 pound gems. I start them in the house late Feb, so I can get them going outside in early March. Zone 10.
Grow these gems, sweetest cantaloupe on earth! Youll be glad you did. For me, its a bit of family history.

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ROCKY FORD MELLON SEED

I have eaten and or grown Rocky Ford Melons every year since September my birth year 1936. My father would grow none other and my mother surely fed me a soft spoon mashed taste right after mother's milk. Closely following the great depression most backyards had a garden and frequently grew Rocky Ford Melons. Rocky Ford is small but sweeter than the olive oil on the gates of heaven. Like my dad I will grow none other.

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