You may have seen these in the store as "Tuscan" melons.
Known for fine, sweet taste and ability to ripen in cooler weather.
Vivid orange flesh with smooth skin. Small fruits about 2 lbs.
Harvest when fruit turns slightly yellow--when it gets orange, it's overripe.
BOTANICAL NAME: Cucurbitaceae spp.
Young seedlings need steady temperatures of 70 degrees. Doesn't transplant well so start in pots. Plant out 15" apart after all frost danger is past in sunniest, warmest part of garden, possibly in a cold-frame. Prepare soil with compost, mulch well. Keep well-watered until fruit set, then reduce. Planting with radish & basil, or using row cover until flowering begins, prevents cucumber beetles which cause damage & introduce viruses.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: H/Matures 12-17 from transplant/Harvest 13/Yield 50-145/Spacing 15"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : Tolerates hot weather