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Cantaloupe Honey Rock Seeds (Cucumis Melo) 100+Seeds

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Cantaloupe Honey Rock : Honey Rock received the prestigious AAS Gold Medal award in 1933. This early heirloom was developed around 1920 by F. W. Richardson near Hicksville, OH.
Honey Rock Melon Germination: Melons must not be planted until the soil temperature has warmed to 70-80 degrees F, since they thrive in heat. Start the plants indoors only 2-4 weeks before transplanting, since if the plants grow too large they have difficulty adjusting to the change. Sow several seeds 1/2" deep in each peat pot, and keep them at 75 degrees until they germinate. Thin to the strongest plant in each pot by cutting off the others. Gradually accustom the plants to outdoor temperatures by setting them outside during the day, then transplant them to hills 4-6' apart with 2-3 plants to a hill. For companion planting benefits, plant melons near corn but not potatoes.

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