Honeydew Green Flesh Melon

100 days. AKA White Antibes Winter Melon, this high-yielding French heirloom has a small seed cavity and exceedingly sweet, glacial green flesh cloaked in a firm, smooth rind that matures from pale green to a ripe yellowish-cream color. Ranging in weight from three to six pounds and up to 9" long and 6" wide, it prefers the warmest sunny spot in cooler areas. There is nothing better than a hunky slice of this prized Honeydew with a wedge of lime and a dollop of Greek yoghurt on a hot summer day. (It is also wonderful pureed and frozen in airtight freezer bags for midwinter juice bars). (OP.)

One packet of about 40 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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