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Melon Seeds - Rocky Ford

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  • High yielding cantaloupe
  • Sweet and juicy flavor
  • Prefers full sun exposure

Fast Facts

Life Cycle:Annual
Light Requirement:Full Sun
Planting Season:Warm Season
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
Water Needs:Average
Cold Stratification:No
Hardiness Zones:2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships:Year Round
Plant Type:Vining
Features:Heirloom, Good for Microgreens

About Melon Seeds - Rocky Ford

HEIRLOOM - OPEN POLLINATED

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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 green flesh.

Fast Facts

Life Cycle:Annual
Light Requirement:Full Sun
Planting Season:Warm Season
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
Water Needs:Average
Cold Stratification:No
Hardiness Zones:2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships:Year Round
Plant Type:Vining
Features:Heirloom, Good for Microgreens

About Melon Seeds - Rocky Ford

HEIRLOOM - OPEN POLLINATED

Buy Melon Seeds by the Packet or in Bulk

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 green flesh.

How to Grow Rocky Ford Melons

When to Plant Melon Seeds

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

Where to Plant Melon Seeds

Plant seeds in area of full sun and in nutrient rich soil.

How to Plant Melon Seeds

Before planting, amend your soil with compost or aged manure so the melons have adequate nutrition. Melons are vining plants, so form small hills in your rows with a few inches of spacing. Place 3-5 seeds per hill and water area. Melons require a lot of water so make sure they get watered regularly. 

When transplanting, give your melon seeds 36 to 40 inches of space so they can spread out.

How to Harvest Melon

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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Companion Plants for Melon Seeds - Rocky Ford

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From Our Customers

5.00/5 Based on 2 Reviews

  1. 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.

  2. 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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