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JILL MELON (F1 hybrid 70 days)

Germ 4-10 days
Fruit is round and a bit flattened with a silver-white rind. The flesh is a pleasant green. This 1 1/2 lb melon is exceptionally sweet with a sugar content measured as high as 17%. It can be harvested about a month from the setting of fruit. Resistant to Fusarium Wilt.  20 seeds

PLANTING:

Indoors- Individual biodegradable peat/cowpots 1/2” deep, 3-4 weeks before last frost with soil temperature 70 degrees. Transplant 36” apart after last frost without disturbing the roots.

Outdoors- 1/2” deep after last frost in warm soil at least 70 degrees.

Harvest- Look for the following signs as it does take some practice on telling when they are ready to harvest. The skin tone changes and netting becomes heavy, the ends soften, they will slip from the vines or a gentle tug will pull it away from the vine, a crack develops around the stem, the closet tendril to the stem dries, and the aroma increases when ripening.

Tips- Plant in fertile soil amended with compost or well rotted manure and keep well watered. They benefit from growing on black plastic and by using row covers for weed, insect control, and more rapid growth.

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