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Mother Mary's Pie Melon

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SKU: 0022A
$3.95 to $17.43

Item Details

Donated to Seed Savers Exchange in 1997 by a Minnesota family who grew it for at least three generations since circa 1914. Named after the donor’s mother who used equal amounts of melons and apples in pie. Highly productive, early maturing fruit is small, yellow, and round with white flesh. Fruit can be peeled like an apple. Harvest while still firm for best cooking qualities.

  • 75-85 days
  • ±1,600 seeds/oz
  • Organic
  • Highly productive
  • Round, uniform, small yellow melons

This variety works for:

  • Baking

Melons are traditionally eaten raw or fresh, but this variety is best when harvested from the vine, peeled, and then used as a replacement for about half the apples in your favorite pie, cobbler, or crisp recipe.

Growing Instructions

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

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