Giant banana shape, subtle papaya-like texture and flavor.
Some years back, we received a letter addressed to “The Banana Melon Seed Company.” As the only seed company in town, our local post office knew to deliver it straight to us. Inside, was a letter written in a shaky script. A man from Texas was writing to tell us how growing these melons restored cherished memories from childhood: the twining tendrils, the color and sweetness of the fruits, felt like time travel to a distant past. It was a tender reminder of the power of seeds.
Try this banana-shaped New York heirloom with a sweet, distinct, complex fruity flavor for yourself next season.
|Art Pack (25 seeds)||$4.79||In Stock | Packed for 2024|
|25 Seeds||$3.49||In Stock | Packed for 2024|
|75 Seeds||$6.99||Out of Stock | Packed for 2024|
|225 Seeds||$11.49||Out of Stock | Packed for 2024|
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Sow indoors under protection 2-3 weeks before last frost, or direct sow after last frost and when soil has warmed significantly. Provide fertile soil and plenty of space. As fruits mature, elevate using flat, porous stones or ceramic shards to avoid rotting fruit. Melons are ripe when they slip from the vine with a gentle tug; color will deepen and change to a warm buff tone and fruit will become aromatic.
|Days to Germination||7 to 14 inches|
|Days to Maturity||90 days|
|Planting Depth||½ to 1 inch|
|Spacing in Row||36 to 48 inches|
|Spacing Between Rows||36 to 72 inches|
|Height at Maturity||18 inches|
|Sun Preference||Full Sun|
Sarah Hada is an artist, gardener, and mom in western North Carolina. In this watercolor collage, she channels a joyful, child-like perspective to tell our nostalgic story of Banana Melon.