Green Nutmeg Melon
Belongs to a class of muskmelons known as “nutmeg” due to its shape, netting, and aroma; one of the oldest types grown in America. In 1863 Fearing Burr, Jr. described Green Nutmeg as one of 12 varieties suitable for the garden. High yields of melons that weigh 2-3 pounds, very reliable year after year. Wonderful aroma and sweet flavor.
- 80 days
- ±1,000 seeds/oz
- Fruits grow to 2-3 pounds
- Reliable producer
- Sweet flavor and wonderful aroma
This variety works for:
- Fresh eating
Melons are traditionally eaten raw or fresh. Top a slice of melon with a dash of salt and serve with any meal or on its own!
Melon pairs nicely with both sweet and savory flavors so you can combine it with other fruits in a salad or toss with mint, feta, and cured pork or bacon.
Instructions - Melons love heat. Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Space hills 6' apart in all directions. Seeds will germinate in 4-10 days. Can also be started indoors 2-3 weeks before last frost.
- Direct Seed: 1" Deep
- Seeds to Hill: 6-8 Seeds
- Thin: To 3-4 Plants
- Light: Full Sun
Ratings & Reviews
Less then ideal for central Texas
Planted in central Texas on improved soil (not the usual clay). Fruit was small and tended to rot easily at the bloom end. The few I was able to harvest were just ok in taste. The other melons (watermelons and cantaloupe) did well in the same area.
Small and Sweet
Grew these in a container. They did pretty well in my zone 5b climate. They were very sweet.