79 days. The most popular icebox-sized melon among gardeners! Early, 6 to 10-lb melons are great for the North and have sweet, deep red flesh. These also do well in the tropics.
- Full Sun
- Sprouts in 5-10 Days
- Ideal Temperature: 70-95 Degrees F
- Seed Depth: 1/2-1 inch
- Plant Spacing: 3'
- Frost Hardy: No
- Citrullus lanatus
Growing Tips: Direct seed, or set out indoor-started transplants after last frost date when really warm weather has arrived. Needs rich soil (amend with compost) and plenty of moisture.
Seeds from and photo used with permission from Bakers Creek Seeds