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Melons, Hearts of Gold

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70-97 days to maturity. Aromatic sweet deep orange flesh very thick and firm, small cavity, nearly round 6.5 x 5.5 in. diameter, 3.5-4.5 lbs., heavily netted, medium ribs, quite vigorous, very productive, bright resistant, ships well for moderate distances.

Cultural data:  field planting
Growing season: warm season
Days to maturity: 75-80 days
Germination relative to soil temperature: optimum 70-75ºF, range from 70-80ºF.
Cultural information: soil moisture is very important in early stages. Avoid too much moisture.
Seed count:  approx. 1,200 seeds/oz. or 19,000 seeds/lb.
Projected seed usage: 2-3 lb. per acre direct seed.
Diseases and pests: Bacterial wilt, Powdery mildews, cucumber beetles, wireworms.
Harvesting: must ripen on the vine. Color is usually an indicator of a ripe melon.