Banana Cantaloupe

Banana Cantaloupe

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DESCRIPTION

Old popular variety predating 1880! Fascinating and unusual melon that resembles a banana more than a cantaloupe! 16-20"L weighing 4-5 lbs at maturity. Little or no netting. Yellow rind, salmon flesh, very sweet and juicy with a hint of banana taste and aroma.

CLASSIFICATIONS
OPEN POLLINATED

Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.

HEIRLOOM

This variety has a history of being passed down within a family or community, similar to the generational sharing of certain items like jewelry or furniture.

VEGETABLE SEED AND PLANTING GUIDE
Direct Seed (100 Ft.)Distance Apart In Row After ThinningSpace Between RowsPlanting Depth
1 Oz.24-18"48-96"1-2"

* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.

ESTIMATED DAYS TO MATURITY

90-95 days

APPROXIMATE SEED COUNT

  • 1,200 per Oz.
  • 19,200 per Lb.

COMPANIONS

  • Corn
  • Pumpkin
  • Radish
  • Squash

ALLIES

  • Marigold deters beetles
  • Nasturtium deters bugs and beetles
  • Oregano provides general pest protection