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Melon, Oregon Delicious (Organic)

Cucumis melo. 80-90 days.

Oregon heritage melon mentioned in the Slow Food book, Restoring Salmon Nation’s Food Traditions, compiled by Gary Paul Nabhan. Super juicy and sweet flavor melts in your mouth. Slightly oval shaped but more round than Pike or Spear. Earlier than many heritage melons but not a short season melon. We usually harvest in mid-September from an early June sowing. Very hard to find; only available from one other seed company, Sandhill Preservation Center in Iowa. It is a pleasure to be part of bringing this variety back to Oregon.

1 g ≈ 30 seeds

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4 g ≈ 120 seeds

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1 oz

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4 oz

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Geographical Origin


Sow indoors in 2-4” pots with good potting soil mid-May through mid-June. Transplant into the garden with 2’ centers one week after sprouting. May also be direct sown when soil is warm. Melons are frost-sensitive and benefit from row cover. Protect from birds while sprouting and from insects when plants are young.

Save Seed

To save seed, scoop out seeds when you eat the fruit. Rinse off and dry seeds. For seed purity, isolate from other C. melo by ½ mile.

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