Pike Melon (Cucumis melo)
Pike is an exceptionally sweet, fragrant melon with juicy orange flesh and heavier exterior netting. This vigorous heirloom is popular with home gardeners and market growers alike. Pike will grow to 3 pounds in heavy, dry soil and double that size (6 pounds) in rich, irrigated soils.
- 25 seeds minimum
- Germination: 4-10 days
- Maturity: 75 days
- Direct sow ½” deep in full sun after last frost or start indoors 3-4 weeks prior to last frost date. 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.