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Melon Growing Basics | Seed Starting, Transplanting, Culture, Harvest Indicators, Storage & Shelf Life
Learn the basics of successful melon growing, with information on diverse netted, or "winter" melon types, from the Johnny's melon research and trialing team. Includes information on melon seed-starting, transplanting melon, melon culture, important type- and variety-specific harvest indicators, as well as best storage conditions and shelf life of ananas, Charentais, canary, cantaloupe (muskmelon), Crenshaw, galia (tropical), honeydew, Piel de Sapo, and Asian melon types. Read More
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Melons (Cucumis melo) | Growing Instructions / Technical Production Guide (PDF)
Follow the instruction in this Tech Sheet (#8224) for successful production of Cucumis melo melons from seed, including details on site selection, direct-seeding as well as indoor seed-starting for transplanting, culture, pest and disease prevention, and harvesting. Read More
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Cantaloupe Melon Varieties | Comparison Chart (PDF)
A full-color, downloadable/printable PDF version of our Cantaloupe Melon Variety Comparison Chart. Read More
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Cucumber Beetle Lure Instructions | Tech Sheet (PDF)
Follow these simple instructions for using Johnny's Cucumber Beetle Lure for enhanced protection from this common pest of cucurbits (e.g., squashes, cucumbers, melons, pumpkins). See instructions for units needed per area to be monitored, replacement requirements, and efficacy time. Read More
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Video: Harvesting Your 'Lilly' Crenshaw Melon
'Lilly' is a Crenshaw melon that is best harvested at the stage known as "forced-slip." 'Lilly' is characteristically much earlier than most other Crenshaw varieties. Melon expert Steve Bellavia, of Johnny's R&D, demonstrates how to easily tell when your 'Lilly' is ready for plucking, to ensure its distinctive sweet-spicy flavor is enjoyed at its peak. Read More
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Video: Galia Tropical Melon Harvesting | When to Slip off the Vine
Johnny's Research Technician Steve Bellavia shows how to tell when your Galia Tropical melons are perfectly ready for harvesting. Read More
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Video: 'Lambkin' Piel de Sapo Melon | How & When to Harvest
Johnny's R&D melon expert Steve Bellavia explains how to tell when your 'Lambkin' Piel de Sapo melon is nearing harvest readiness, and a couple of harvesting options to suit your needs and preferences. Read More
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Video: How to Tell When Your French Charentais-type Melons Are Ready for Harvest
Johnny's melon expert, Steve Bellavia demonstrates how to tell when your Charentais-type French melons are ready to be harvested from the field. Read More
Comparison Chart
Melon Varieties (Cucumis melo) | Comparison Chart (PDF)
A full-color, downloadable and printable PDF version of our melon variety (C. melo) comparison chart. Read More
Key Growing Information
Melons | Key Growing Information
Here is the Key Growing Information for melons (Cucumis melo, also known as "hard-shell" melons). Read more for a successful harvest! Read More
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