Package of Johnny's Selected Seeds
Package of Johnny's Selected Seeds

Disease Resistance:

F2

Fusarium Wilt (Races 1 & 2)

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AAS (All-America Selections) Winners

AAS (All-America Selections) Winners

We carry dozens of All-America Selections winners, including seven Johnny's-bred varieties -- Jasper Cherry Tomato; Baby Bear Pumpkin; Bright Lights Swiss Chard; Diva Cucumber; Sunshine Kabocha Squash; Bonbon Buttercup Squash; and Carmen Pepper. Read about Johnny's Plant Breeding Program (article by Rob Johnston Jr., Johnny's founder and chairman).

All-America Selections is an independent, nonprofit organization that trials new varieties alongside two or three similar varieties currently on the market, then introduces only the best garden performers as AAS Winners. Submitted vegetable and flower varieties are tested by a geographically divergent network of independent judges to determine whether their garden performance is truly superior, with winners chosen on the basis of scores received from judges at 34 sites in the U.S. and Canada. Johnny's is proud to be an official trial ground site for AAS. (To learn more, visit the All-America Selections website.)

Lambkin (F1)
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Lambkin (F1)

3012

Product ID: 3012

Early Piel de Sapo.

Medium small, oval fruits avg. 3 lb. with yellow skin with green mottling. Very sweet, aromatic white flesh. Widely grown in Spain. Lambkin is much more widely adapted and earlier than others of this type with excellent uniformity and good yield. For best flavor, harvest when the fruit turns from green to yellowish green and slips from the vine. Melons may also be cut from the vine before slip for better shelf life (up to 7 days) but this will result in slightly less sweet fruits. AAS winner. Intermediate resistance to fusarium wilt races 1 and 2. Avg. 11,300 seeds/lb. Packet: 30 seeds.

Product Price Qty
3012Packet  $4.65 
3012100 Seeds  $13.59 
3012250 Seeds  $24.15 
3012500 Seeds  $42.45 
30121,000 Seeds  $79.70 
30125,000 Seeds  $344.70 
301210,000 Seeds  $605.00 

Quick Facts

Days to Maturity or Bloom:   75

Plant Cycle:   (A)  

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AAS (All-America Selections) Winners  

Disease Resistance Codes:

F2  

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Growing Information

Melons



CULTURE: A light, well drained soil with a pH of 7.0 and a southern exposure is ideal. Good soil moisture is important in early stages of growth and during pollination when fruits are setting. After this point do not water unless the soil is very dry and leaves begin to show signs of wilting in midday.
TRANSPLANTING:
Sow indoors in 50 cell plug trays or 2-3" peat pots in late April or one month (no sooner!) before transplanting outdoors. Plant 3 seeds per cell or pot, about 1/4" deep. Keep temperature 80-90°F (27-32°C) until germination. Handle young plants carefully and never let the soil dry out. Grow seedlings at 75°F (24°C). Reduce water and temperature for a week to harden seedlings. When the weather is frost-free, warm, and settled, transplant 2-3' apart in rows 6' apart or thin to 1 plant/pot or cell with scissors and transplant 18" apart. Even hardened melon seedlings are tender! Do not disturb roots when transplanting, and water thoroughly.
DIRECT SEEDING:
Sow 1-2 weeks after last frost when soil is warm, above 70°F (21°C), 3 seeds every 18", 1/2" deep, thinning to 1 plant/spot.
ROW COVERS:
Since melons like consistently warm conditions, plastic mulch and row covers (refer to Index) will make for earlier crops and better yields, especially in the North. Remove covers when plants have female flowers (tiny fruit at base of blossom).
DISEASES:
Choose varieties resistant to diseases in your area. "Sudden wilt" is a complex disease and cold weather stress syndrome in late summer when plants have a heavy set of ripening melons, can cause plants to wilt almost overnight. Keep plants healthy with good fertility and irrigation to avoid sudden wilt.
INSECT PESTS:
Protect against cucumber beetles with floating row covers applied at transplanting, or control with pyrethrin or azadarachtin. (See index)
RIPENESS:
Each variety is a little different and must be learned! Most melon varieties are ready when the gray-green color begins to change to buff-yellow and when a light tug separates the fruit from the vine. Some melon types, like honeydew, charentais, canary, Spanish, and crenshaw are overripe by the time the stem can be tugged from the fruit. These must be cut from the vine.
STORAGE:
Store ripe netted melons at near freezing; store other melons at 45-50°F (7-10°C) and 80% relative humidity 2-4 weeks.
DAYS TO MATURITY:
From transplanting; add about 10 days if direct-seeded.
AVG. DIRECT SEEDING RATE:
30 seeds sows 10', 100 seeds /50' 1M/500', 15M/acre at 3 seeds every 18" in rows 6' apart.
SEED SPECS:
SEEDS/LB.: 16,000-20,000 (avg. 18,000).
PACKET:
30 seeds unless otherwise indicated.


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