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Tuscany Melon (Heirloom, 80 Days)

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Italian Heirloom 1875. A delicious import with salmon flesh and a tan rind. Elongated, 3 pound fruit have both a thin rind and tiny seed cavity – leaving plenty of space for the sweet (brix rating 11) tender, delicious flesh. Skin color changes from a dark green to a golden creamy tan as the fruit ripens. 

20 seeds

PLANTING

Cucumis melo

Germination: 4-10 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-85ºF

Seed Sowing Depth: 1/2" deep

Sowing Indoors: 3-4 weeks before last frost. Provide 70-85ºF soil temperature. Sow 2-3 seeds per cell/pot. Sowing into individual biodegradable peat/cow pots reduces root damage when transplanting. Transplant after last frost, 36" apart.

Sowing Outdoors:  Sow after last frost when soil temperature is over 70ºF. Sow 2-3 seeds every 36", thin to the strongest seedling. 

How much does a packet plant: 18-20 foot single row, 5-6 hills

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 ripe.

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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08/02/2020
Stephen S.
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Tuscan Melon

Delivery of seeds was a big problem. I had to use some two year old seed instead to get melons planted on time. I'l use these seeds next year. However, "Tuscan" melon seed is hard to find outside of saving seeds from store bought Tuscan Melon. Is using seed from store bought Tuscan Melon totally legal if you don't sell produce commercially?