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Name: Delicious '51' Melon 1395
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Teaser: A nearly round, tasty, open pollinated melon with thick, firm, orange coloured flesh.
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Heirloom Vegetable

A nearly round, very tasty, open pollinated melon with thick, firm, orange coloured flesh. Fruits average 15 cm (6") in diameter with an average weight of 1.1 kg (2.5 lbs) when fully ripened. Delicious 51 is an excellent variety for home gardeners especially those growing in cool climates. If soil is acidic (pH <6.5), apply dolomitic lime as directed. This melon first arrived in 1953.

  • Packet $1.89
  • 25g  $7.20
  • 125g $22.00
  • 500g $53.00
  • 1kg $78.00

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Product Code 1395
How To Grow 35 seeds/gram Select a south facing, wind-sheltered site and sow 5 seeds 2.5 cm (1")deep per hill. Space hills 1.5-2 m (4-6') apart. Thin to 3 to 4 plants per hill. In short season areas, start seeds in peat/paper pots indoors 4 weeks before plant out time. Seeds need a warm soil to germinate properly. Do not sow into soil cooler than 21 C (70 F). Keep the melon vines evenly watered throughout the growing season.
Blooming Season Begins High Summer
Life Cycle Annual
Propagation Start Indoors or Sow Direct Late Spring
Days to Emergence 10 to 14
Light Full Sun
Growth Habit Vining
Height
Frost Tolerance Killed by Frost
Days to Harvest 75
Degree of Difficulty Easy
Heritage Heirloom
Family Name Cucurbitaceae
Latin Cucumis melo
 
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