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Banana Melon, Cantaloupe. 25 seeds

Banana Melon, Cantaloupe. 25 seeds

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Banana Melon Seeds | NON-GMO | Heirloom | Fresh | CANTALOUPE | 25 seeds

Banana melons are a type of heirloom muskmelon that are known for their sweet, banana-like flavor. They are relatively easy to grow, but there are a few tricks that can help you to get the best possible harvest.

  • Choose a sunny spot in your garden with well-drained soil. Banana melons need full sun and well-drained soil to thrive.
  • Start seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost date. This will give the plants a head start and help them to produce fruit earlier in the season.
  • Transplant seedlings to the garden after the last frost date. Space the plants 18-24 inches apart in rows spaced 5-6 feet apart.
  • Water banana melons regularly, especially during hot weather. Water deeply at the base of the plant, avoiding the foliage.
  • Fertilize the plants every 2-3 weeks with a balanced fertilizer.
  • Train banana melon vines to grow on a trellis or fence. This helps to keep the fruit off the ground and prevents rot.

Here are some additional banana melon growing tricks:

  • Pinch back the tips of the vines when they are about 12 inches long. This will encourage the plants to branch out and produce more fruit.
  • Hand-pollinate the flowers to increase fruit production. To do this, simply transfer pollen from the male flowers to the female flowers with a small paintbrush.
  • Place a piece of cardboard or foam under the developing melons. This will help to protect them from the ground and prevent rot.
  • Harvest banana melons when they are slightly soft to the touch and have a sweet aroma.

In addition to the above tips, here are a few more things you can do to help your banana melons grow and thrive:

  • Mulch around the plants to help retain moisture and suppress weeds. Black plastic mulch is a good option for banana melons, as it helps to warm the soil.
  • Protect the plants from pests and diseases. Banana melons are susceptible to a number of pests and diseases, including powdery mildew, aphids, and cucumber beetles. Be sure to inspect your plants regularly and treat any problems promptly.
  • Give the plants plenty of space to grow. Banana melon vines can get quite large, so be sure to give them plenty of space to spread out.
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