Tags: Heirloom Open Pollinated
Growing Practices: No Pesticides No Herbicides No Fungicides No Synthetic Fertilizers
Latin Name: Cucumis melo
Days to Maturity: 82
aka Honey Rock Cantaloupe- 1933 All-America Selections Winner!
This melon produces 5 to 7 unusually large melons on vigorous vines. Each melon typically weigh as many as 7 pounds each are up to six inches in diameter.
The flavorful sweet salmon colored flesh of Honey Rock Melon will certainly be a fantastic addition to your breakfast or afternoon snack. Plant produces incredibly sweet deep salmon flesh cantaloupes with a tough, coarsely netted skin. Perfect for backyard home gardens. Excellent source of vitamin C.
Honey Rock melon is fusarium wilt resistant.
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Can be direct sown in warmer climates after soil temperatures reach 70, plant 3-4 seeds 1/2” deep in hills 3-4’ apart on rows 5-6’ apart. Once established, thin to two strongest plants. For cooler climates we prefer to start in pots in the greenhouse and transplant later when night time temperatures stay above 55 degrees. Start seedlings 3 weeks before last frost. Once seedlings are 4” tall and soil temperatures are 70, plant in rich loose soil.
Keep well watered until fruits are tennis ball sized and then water only if absolutely needed. (Some organic farmers never water them and still grow amazing melons, but a great deal depends on your soil.)
Remember, you must have a healthy population of pollinators like bees to get a good fruit set.
*Heirloom seeds are hardy but always take care with your garden seeds to give them the appropriate amount of moisture - not letting the vegetable seeds dry out prematurely or overwatering and possibly having them rot.
1932 Burpee's Seed Catalog says about Honey Rock Melon...
"Smooth, round fruits of medium size, with a heavy, coarse netting over a slate-colored ground. Tasty, honey-sweet salmon flesh. Solid, thick meat of firm texture but free from fiber. A distinct variety."
1933 Shumways Seed Catalog says about Honey Rock Melon...
"A distinctive new type, fast gaining in popularity. The fruits are almost perfectly round, non-ribbed, and covered with a very heavy netting. The meat is of super quality, very thick, firm textured, deep orange in color and with a unique honey-sweet flavor. A tough-rinded type excellent for shipping. Very productive, yielding 5 to 7 fruits to the vine. Destined to be the leading cantaloupe in all markets."
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Oak Ridge, NJ,
United States (Zone 6)
Established in 2012
1.00 acres in production