Golden Honeydew Melon
Here is the Golden Honeydew melon, Cucumis melo. This melon fruit grows best in semiarid climates and is harvested based on maturity, not size. Maturity can be hard to judge, but it is based upon the ground color ranging from greenish white (immature) to creamy yellow (mature). Quality is also determined by the honeydew having a nearly spherical shape with a surface free of scars or defects. A honeydew should also feel heavy for its size and have a waxy rather than a fuzzy surface. These melons get to 8 inches round and have a bright yellow color. Vines can get to 15 feet long and tend to be powdery mildew resistant. They have a nice sweet but smooth taste and have a soft but chewy flesh. We find them great for smoothies and eating fresh! Open pollinated 70 to 90 days from transplant.
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