'Vine Peach' Melon
Improvement status: Cultivar
Seeds per packet: ~25
Germination tested 11/2022: 98%
Life cycle: Annual
Vining Chinese melon with yellow skin and pale, fruity tasting but not too sweet flesh, reminiscent of honeydew melon mixed with peach when made into dessert. Used for pickling, or cooked as a fruit or vegetable -- such as mixed 50/50 with apples to make apple pie!
We got our original seeds from Dr. William Woys Weaver's Roughwood Seed Collection.
GROWING TIPS: Direct seed after danger of last frost or transplant healthy plant starts after danger of last frost. Plants could be 12-18 inches apart, in rows 4-6 feet apart. Plants will sprawl. Could be trellised.