Melon, Banana

$2.99

Cucumis melo

Minimum: 10+ seeds

Discover the exotic flavor and distinctive shape of our Banana Melon Seeds. Known for its elongated, banana-like shape and rich, sweet taste, the Banana Melon is a delightful addition to any garden. This heirloom variety dates back to the late 19th century and is cherished for its aromatic, flavorful flesh and striking appearance. Ideal for gardeners seeking something unique and delicious, the Banana Melon offers both visual appeal and mouthwatering flavor.

Key Features:

  1. Unique Shape: Produces elongated, banana-shaped melons with a smooth, yellow-orange rind.
  2. Aromatic Flavor: Sweet, fragrant flesh with a hint of banana and cantaloupe, making it a refreshing summer treat.
  3. Heirloom Variety: Non-GMO and open-pollinated, preserving the natural diversity and rich history of this melon.
  4. High Yield: Vigorous vines produce an abundance of melons, ensuring a bountiful harvest.
  5. Versatile Use: Perfect for fresh eating, fruit salads, smoothies, and desserts.

Growing Instructions:

  • Planting Season: Best planted in the spring after the last frost when the soil has warmed.
  • Soil Preparation: Prefers well-drained, fertile soil with a pH of 6.0-7.0. Enrich the soil with compost or well-rotted manure.
  • Planting Depth: Sow seeds 1 inch deep.
  • Spacing: Space seeds 3-4 feet apart in rows 6-8 feet apart.
  • Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during germination and fruit development.
  • Sunlight: Requires full sun for optimal growth.
  • Fertilization: Apply a balanced fertilizer at planting and again when plants begin to vine.
  • Weeding: Keep the area free of weeds to reduce competition for nutrients and water.

Harvesting Tips:

  • Maturity: Ready for harvest approximately 90-100 days after planting when the rind turns a golden yellow and the melon emits a sweet fragrance.
  • Harvest Method: Gently twist the fruit from the vine or cut it with a sharp knife, leaving a small portion of the stem attached.
  • Storage: Store in a cool, dry place. Once cut, refrigerate and consume within a few days for best quality.

Benefits:

  • Exotic Flavor: Enjoy the unique, sweet taste with hints of banana and cantaloupe, perfect for summer snacks and desserts.
  • Distinctive Appearance: Adds visual interest to your garden with its banana-like shape and vibrant color.
  • Heirloom Quality: Non-GMO and open-pollinated, ensuring a rich and diverse addition to your garden.
  • Nutrient-Rich: High in vitamins A and C, making it a healthy addition to your diet.

Additional Uses:

  • Culinary Delight: Ideal for fruit salads, smoothies, refreshing summer beverages, and gourmet desserts.
  • Gifts: Perfect for sharing with friends and family as a unique and thoughtful gift.
  • Children's Gardens: Great for teaching children about gardening, plant diversity, and the joys of growing unique fruits.

Care Tips:

  • Mulching: Apply mulch to retain soil moisture and suppress weeds.
  • Pest Control: Monitor for common pests like aphids and cucumber beetles and treat as needed with organic or chemical controls.
  • Disease Management: Rotate crops annually to prevent soil-borne diseases and promote healthy plants.

Seed Specifications:

  • Variety: Banana Melon
  • Type: Annual
  • Flesh Color: Salmon-orange
  • Weight: 5-8 pounds per fruit
  • Growth Habit: Vining

Ideal For:

  • Gardeners looking to add an exotic and visually striking fruit to their garden.
  • Families and individuals wanting a sweet, fragrant melon with a unique flavor.
  • Educators and parents aiming to teach children about gardening and plant diversity.
  • Homeowners seeking a refreshing and healthy addition to their summer garden.

Add a touch of the exotic to your garden with our Banana Melon Seeds. Order now and enjoy the delightful taste, unique shape, and rich history of this heirloom variety. Perfect for any garden size and a hit with all ages, these seeds are sure to bring joy and delicious rewards.