GOLDEN BEAUTY MELON (Cucumis melo), also known as Winter Muskmelon, is a casaba type which is noted for the beautiful yellow coloration at maturity. Dating from the 1920's, the creamy white flesh is juicy, flavorful and sweet with a hint of spice. The outer shell is tough so this is a good candidate to bring to market and also stores very well, right into the colder months! Grows to 6" and 6-8 lbs. 100-110 days. 25 seeds.
GROWING MELONS: Melons are heat lovers and heavy feeders, so pick a sunny spot and spend some time preparing the soil with rich compost and creating hills for the vines to trail down. Wait until soil temp is 70 degrees to direct sow, or start indoors and harden off. Keep the beds mulched with straw as weeding will becoming impossible once the vining gets underway. The straw will also help retain moisture in the soil and melons need lots of regular watering. Once the blossoms have set, use fish emulsion as a side dressing. Some smaller varieties are suitable for trellising.