True to its name, this cantaloupe offers golden-coloured flesh that is sweet and juicy. The fruit is large and round with a thin rind. The intoxicating aroma and high ‘Brix’ rivalling fruit juice. Excellent disease resistance and large fruit size. Good market garden variety.
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Melons prefer a rich, highly organic, well-drained soil amended with generous amounts of composted manure or household compost. Select a south-facing, wind-sheltered site and sow 6 seeds per hill. Seeds need a warm soil to germinate properly. Expect germination in 5-10 days at 70F (21C). Seeds sown in soil cooler than this may fail. Feed with all-purpose fertilizer shortly after transplanting and keep the melons evenly watered throughout the growing season. Days to maturity are from the transplant stage.
- Planting Depth: 2.5m (1in)
- Seed Spacing: 7.5cm (3in)
- Plant Spacing: 120cm (48in)
|Days To Sprout:||10 - 20 days|
|Days To Maturity:||90 - 100 days|