Melon Honeydew Sweet Delight Seed

90 days. Melons are so easy to grow from seed! One of the reasons honeydew has not been popular in this country is the cardboard-like taste you get from grocery store honeydew melons. Vine-ripened Sweet Delight has unbelievably sweet, almost winelike flavor. Each melon is 7" x 8" weighing between 7 and 8 pounds, with light green flesh and exterior.

When to sow outside: 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost and when soil temperatures are warm.

When to start inside: Recommended for cold winter climates. 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost. Seedlings don’t transplant well – use paper or pulp pots and transplant pots directly into soil.

Harvesting: Harvesting at the right time is very important with melons. Commercial growers harvest before melons are ripe, forcing them to ripen off the vine, but, the last few days of ripening on the vine put a lot of sugars into the melon. Bottom line is that melons taste significantly better when vine ripened. How do you know when Sweet Delight melons are ripe? Unlike muskmelons which separate from the vine when ripe, honeydew will need to be cut; leave an inch of stem to prevent rotting if it will be stored rather than eaten within a couple of days. The color of the skin will turn creamy with pale gold spots on the top. The blossom end will soften, or even crack a bit, and have a sweet, fragrant scent.