Santa Claus Melon

110 days. Want to keep enjoying homegrown Melons all the way to Christmas? This is the Melon for you. Also known as the Christmas Melon, this football-shaped and -sized Melon can weigh up to 9 pounds, with thick, mottled yellow-green skin and pale green, mild yet very sweet flesh. Harvested late in the season and stored in a cool place, it stores exceptionally well, and may even greet Santa when he comes down the chimney. (OP.)

One packet of about 30 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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