DESCRIPTION: The Ice Cream Melon is a green-fleshed, very sweet and luscious melon, also known by some as "the green machine" because it pumps out so many melons so reliably. Perfect size to fill with a scoop of ice cream too. Our seed was organically grown by Grady Walker at Green Fire Farm.
BOTANTICAL NAME: Cucurbitaceae spp.
Young seedlings need steady temperatures of 70 degrees. Doesn't transplant well so start in peat 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