Pride of Wisconsin Melon (Cucumis melo) Formerly known as the “Queen of Colorado” during the 1920’s before being re-introduced in 1937 by the Robert Buist Company. A heavy yielder of 4-8 pound oval shaped muskmelons. Apricot-orange coloured flesh with few seeds and good powdery mildew resistance. A favourite addition to salads in our country kitchen.
88 days to maturity
20 seeds per packet $3.95
Planting instructions: Seed indoors 1/2 inch deep. Line out transplants after risk of frost has passed, spacing 5-6 seed apart. Direct seed in raised hills sowing 5-6 seeds 1/2 inch deep. Soil temperature should be at least 21 degrees Celsius. Space mounds 5-6 feet apart, thinning to 3 plants per mount.