Canary Melon Seeds (Cucumis melo)

Packet of 100 Seeds

Single Packet of 100 Seeds

This seed packet measures 3.25″ wide by 4.50" tall and includes a clear & colorful illustration on the front. It also includes detailed seed sowing instructions on the reverse side as well. All seeds sold by Seed Needs are Non-GMO products and are intended for the current and the following growing season. All seeds are produced from open pollinated plants, stored in a temperature controlled facility and are constantly moved out due to popularity.

Product Description

Grow the deliciously sweet Canary Melon, from freshly harvested Cucumis melo seeds. The Canary Melon is an heirloom variety that makes a great summer treat. They can be enjoyed raw, in fruit salads & platters or in fruit cocktails as well. The melons grow on vines that reach a mature length of roughly 10 feet long, while each plant stands about 2 feet tall. Canary Melons can weigh in at around 4 to 5 pounds each when ripened and can measure 5 inches in diameter. The outer skin is bright yellow, while its inner flesh is a cream colored and very sweet.

Grown as an annual vine, the Canary Melon will establish itself through the summer months, while temperatures are at their peak. Much like pumpkins and watermelons, they will flower before baring fruits. It's male flowers will bloom first, wilting a few days later to expose the female flowers. Once pollinated, the fruits will begin to grow under the female flowers. The key to successful growth of any melon is heat and moisture. You can check below for additional growing information for this variety.

The Canary Melon can be ready for harvesting in roughly 75 to 80 days. 

Sowing The Seed

Melons can be started indoors, or directly outdoors as well. If started indoors, sow in peat pots, 6 to 8 weeks prior to the last frost. Place the seeds at a depth of 1/2” under topsoil. Later transplant your entire peat pots into the garden, or direct sow outdoors, once the weather is warm and all danger of frost has passed. Check below for additional information on spacing and growth habits.

Growing Conditions

Melons will enjoy the heat of summer and thrive in areas of full sunlight. Temperatures should be kept at 70F or higher. The soil will need to be rich and fertile, but also well drained. To improve drainage, we recommend adding a light compost to any areas containing hard, compact soil. Melons consist of mostly water, so a high moisture level is necessary. To avoid possible wilting, watering the plants at their roots and at the base of the stems is best.

Germination & Growth

Melon seeds will typically take anywhere between 7 and 14 days to sprout open. The plants will reach a mature height of roughly 24 to 36 inches tall, vining outwards to take up as much as 10 feet in length. The plants can be grown on hills that are at least 8 inches high and 16 inches wide. Sowing 2 to 4 seeds per hill is best. Direct the plants outwards, away from one another, spacing each hill at least 6 to 8 feet apart. Harvest in roughly 75 to 85 days.

Harvesting Canary Melons

Your Canary Melon fruits will be ready for harvesting in roughly 75 to 80 days. One week prior to harvesting, you should consider cutting down the amount of moisture that you provide the vines. Watering just enough to keep the vines alive will allow the plants to focus their energy on creating sweeter fruits by adding more sugar to the melon. Canary Melons are ripe when the rind is bright yellow. Pick the fruits and enjoy.

Melons typically last for about 1 week. They should be enjoyed quickly before they go bad. You can also chop them up and freeze them as well.


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