Delicious 51 melon is another of the many horticultural contributions of the well known seed pioneer Dr. Henry Munger of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. It soon established its reputation for being the best open pollinated melon available for cool climates. As the melon ripens, it will turn slightly golden and become very fragrant; the stem should come off easily, and the blossom end should be slightly soft. The melon will keep for several weeks in a cool place.
Melons must not be planted until the soil temperature has warmed to 70-80 degrees F, since they thrive in heat. Start the plants indoors only 2-4 weeks before transplanting, since if the plants grow too large they have difficulty adjusting to the change.
Sow several seeds 1/2" deep in each peat pot, and keep them at 75 degrees until they germinate. Thin to the strongest plant in each pot by cutting off the others. Gradually accustom the plants to outdoor temperatures by setting them outside during the day, then transplant them to hills 4-6' apart with 2-3 plants to a hill.
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Delicious 51 Melon Sweet and DEEE-LICIOUS!!!!!Ripening quickly for heavy yields of aromatic fruit. Juicy, wonderfully sweet flesh is dark orange with slight ribbing. Skin is not as thick as hybrids but holds well for the market and in storage. Excellent resistance to Powdery Mildew. Italian cantaloupe • 2-3 lbs. Melon is slightly oval, 6X5", well netted and moderately ribbed. Deep orange flesh is thick and juice with a delicious flavor just like its name. A great melon for the home garden.