Galia Melon

80-90 days. Galia has a spicy-sweet aroma and performs reliably despite cooler summers. The skin is netted with gold and the flesh is the cool green of a glacial lake. Sturdy, mildew-resistant vines yield two- to three-pound, globe-shaped Melons. This luscious variety is not available in markets in the U.S., but French and Italian cooks know them well, flocking to summer markets for these perfumed Middle Eastern beauties. Serve Galia with prosciutto or parma ham as antipasto. Or at meals end, with bunches of fat purple grapes and tangerines. (OP.)

One packet of about 17 seeds
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  • Nothing speaks the sultry language of summer like the juicy taste of Melons. Direct-sow the seed 4 weeks before the last spring frost date and transplant out when nighttime temperatures are reliably 55°F. Install supportive trellising structure through which to train the vines. As Melons reach maturity, stop watering to prevent splitting. Harvest when the stem disconnects readily from the vine. Fat-free and low-calorie, most Melons are high in Vitamins A and C. For wild raves and acclaim, make Shelburne Farm's Watermelon, Tomato and Feta Salad. Bee friendly. Deer resistant.

    Average seed life: 2 years.
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Nothing speaks the sultry language of summer like the juicy taste of Melons. Direct-sow the seed 4 weeks before the last spring frost date and transplant out when nighttime temperatures are reliably 55°F. Install supportive trellising structure through which to train the vines. As Melons reach maturity, stop watering to prevent splitting. Harvest when the stem disconnects readily from the vine. Fat-free and low-calorie, most Melons are high in Vitamins A and C. For wild raves and acclaim, make Shelburne Farm's Watermelon, Tomato and Feta Salad. Bee friendly. Deer resistant.

Average seed life: 2 years.
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