(Cucumis melo) Pineapple flavored melon! (aka Honey Rock Cantaloupe, Pineapple, Sharlyn, Israeli) The Ananas Melon is a rare heirloom from the 1800's. One of the foremost of the surprising variety of melons grown in the Middle East, Ananas is a smooth, oval melon with golden skin and very sweet flesh. Sweet and juicy, the Ananas melon produces numerous melons that typically weigh around 5 pounds each. One of the best tasting muskmelon out there! Try it, you won't be disappointed! HOW TO GROW: In cooler climates, melons may benefit from black plastic to warm the soil; mulch also helps to conserve necessary moisture, control weeds, and keep the melons clean. As the melon ripens, it will turn 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. *** **SOIL Temperature for Germination: 70F. **Plant Spacing : 2 feet, Row Spacing : 5-6 feet apart. **Planting Depth: 1/2" **Hardiness: Zones 4-11 **Sun Requirement: Full Sun. **Days to Germination: 14 days **Germination Rate: 92%.
ORGANICALLY GROWN Israeli Ananas Pineapple Cantaloupe Melon Seeds, Heirloom NON-GMO, Extra Sweet, Fragrant, Rare, Open Pollinated, 75-90 days. Fruit: Up to 7 Pounds.
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.
Adequate moisture is particularly crucial as the vines begin to develop. After midsummer, pinch off blossoms and smaller fruits in order to direct the full energy to the larger fruits; the smaller fruits will not have time to ripen before frost, and are no great loss.