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Emerald Green Gem Melon Seeds

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emerald green gem melon seedsCucumis melo

Emerald Green Gem Melon Seeds (78 days)


1 gram seed packet.  About 25-50 seeds.


Emerald Green bears 2-3 pound fruits that ripen from emerald green to golden yellow. 

The succulent orange flesh is juicy, sweet, and somewhat spicy in flavor. Heavy producer.

1890 Burpee Seed Catalog says about Emerald Green Gem Melon Seeds....

"First named and introduced by us in 1886.  The greatest sensation of any melon known!  The flesh, which is thicker than in any other melon of the same size, is of a beautiful suffused salmon color and ripens thoroughly to the extremely thin rind.  The flesh is peculiarly crystalline in appearance, and the flavor is sweet and luscious beyond description.  The vines are hardy and thirty in growth, very prolific...  Extremely early and are uniformly of the most superb quality." 

Seed Planting Depth

Seeds per gram

Germination Temperature

Days to Germination

Row Spacing

Plant Spacing

100' Row Yield


1/2" 30-35 65-80 3-10 60-72" 36-48" 75 lb. Full

Cucumis melo

Planting Tips:

Can be direct sown in warmer climates after soil temperatures reach 70, plant 3-4 seeds 1/2” deep in hills 3-4’ apart on rows 5-6’ apart.  Once established, thin to two strongest plants.  For cooler climates we prefer to start in pots in the greenhouse and transplant later when night time temperatures stay above 55 degrees.  Start seedlings 3 weeks before last frost.  Once seedlings are 4” tall and soil temperatures are 70, plant in rich loose soil.

Keep well watered until fruits are tennis ball sized and then water only if absolutely needed.  (We know organic farmers that never water them and grow amazinging melons, but a great deal depends on your soil.)

Remember, you must have a healthy population of pollinators like bees to get a good fruit set.

Seeding Rate:

4,500 plants/acre, aproximately 1/4-1/3 lb.

Heirloom seeds are hardy but always take care with your garden seeds to give them the appropriate amount of moisture - not letting the vegetable seeds dry out prematurely or overwatering and possibly having them rot.


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