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Asian Melons

Golden Giant

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Asian Melons

Golden Giant

Cylindrical Golden Giant melons are plump, heavy and about 7 to 8 inches long with blunt ends. The rinds are a rich golden-yellow with deep white stripes. These Asian melons are wonderfully fragrant and have dense, crispy-sweet, juicy flesh reminiscent of honeydew, apple and pear. Enjoy in fruit salads, smoothies, or simply slice up for memorable summer snacks and desserts. Ideal for those who find other melons too soft and musky-sweet. These melons are special favorites in Korea.
Seed Count: Approx. 24 / Weight: 220 mg / F-1 Hybrid
#5696
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STARTING SEEDLINGS OUTDOORS

Melons need full sun, rich soil and warm temperatures. Plant only when weather is warm and settled and temperatures stay above 50° (10°C). In rows 4 feet apart, sow groups of 2 to 3 seeds every 2 feet. After germination, thin to the strongest seedling per group, so you end up with one plant every 2 feet. Or make slightly mounded hills, 2 feet in diameter and 5 feet apart, sowing 5 or 6 seeds in each hill. Thin to 3 strongest plants.


TO START EARLY INDOORS

Several weeks before last frost date, sow seeds in individual pots of seed starting mix. Keep warm and moist, and provide a strong light source until weather warms enough to transplant outdoors.


GROWING NOTES

Amend soil well with aged manure or compost. Where summers are short or cool, lay down black plastic to retain heat, and plant into holes made in plastic. Where insects are a problem, cover seedlings with floating row covers to exclude them, removing when plants blossom. Keep young vines well watered and fed, tapering off as fruits ripen up for best sweet flavor.


HARVEST AND USE

Pick when fruits are heavy, fragrant, rich golden yellow and just begin to pull from the vines. These oblong, perfumed melons have wonderfully refreshing, crispy-sweet flesh. Great for snacks, fruit salads, or simply enjoy for dessert, sun-kissed from the garden.

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days To Germinate

Days To Harvest

April – June
Full sun
1 inch deep
Rows: 2 feet apart
Hills: 6 inches apart
7 – 10 days
Approx. 85 – 90

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days To Germinate

Days To Harvest

April – June
Full sun
1 inch deep
Rows: 2 feet apart
Hills: 6 inches apart
7 – 10 days
Approx. 85 – 90

Plant In

April – June

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Planting Depth

1 inch deep

Space Seeds

Rows: 2 feet apart
Hills: 6 inches apart

Days To Germinate

7 – 10 days

Days To Harvest

Approx. 85 – 90

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