Banana Melon (Cucumis melo)
This unique heirloom variety produces long, banana-shaped fruits with smooth, light green skin that turns yellow when ripe. Flesh is salmon-colored and super sweet, with a spicy, tropical fragrance. Fruits reach lengths of 16 to 24 inches and weights of 5 to 8 lbs.
- 25 seeds minimum
- Germination: 7-14 days
- Maturity: 80 days
- Direct sow ½” deep in full sun after last frost or start indoors 3-4 weeks prior to last frost. Harden off seedlings before planting.
- Plant in hills of 6-8 seeds; thin to 3-4 plants. Hills should be 6’ apart in all directions, or plant in rows and thin to 8-12” between plants in rows 6-8” apart.