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Green Flesh Honeydew Melon

Cucumis melo var. inodorus

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Green Flesh Honeydew Melon (Cucumis melo var. inodorus) at Kennedy's Country Gardens

Green Flesh Honeydew Melon fruit and flesh

Green Flesh Honeydew Melon fruit and flesh

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Height:  24 inches

Spacing:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Other Names:  Green Melon

Description:

A lovely vigorous vining selection, perfect for sunny gardens; produces smooth, 8" slightly oval golden green fruit that gives way to delicious pale light green flesh; sweet and firm, ideal for fresh eating, fruit salads and desserts

Edible Qualities

Green Flesh Honeydew Melon is an annual vegetable plant that is commonly grown for its edible qualities. It produces buttery yellow oval melons (which are technically 'berries') with light green overtones and light green flesh which are typically harvested when mature. The melons have a sweet taste.

The melons are most often used in the following ways:

  • Fresh Eating
  • Eating When Cooked/Prepared
  • Preserves
  • Juice-Making
  • Freezing

Planting & Growing

Green Flesh Honeydew Melon will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. When planted in rows, individual plants should be spaced approximately 24 inches apart. This vegetable plant is an annual, which means that it will grow for one season in your garden and then die after producing a crop.

This plant is typically grown in a designated vegetable garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This species is not originally from North America, and it is considered by many to be an heirloom plant.

 
 
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