Top Mark Melon Seeds

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top mark melon seedsTop Mark Melon Seeds (80-90 days)

Cucumis melo

Top Mark cantaloupe made its appearance sometime in the early 1960s. 

It has 7" fruits that are slightly oblong, well-netted, slight ribs, thick, and firm with sweet salmon colored flesh. 

Top Mark Melon has a small seed cavity leaving room for more juicy sweet melon.

Very vigorous vines that are well adapted to tolerating heat. 

3-4 pound fruit Slips from the vine when mature.

Top Mark melon is resistant to downey mildew, powdery mildew and scab. 

Top Mark' is "tolerant" of papaya ringspot virus and watermelon mosaic virus

Excellent shipper.

Still one of the two best West Coast cantaloupes. 

Seed Planting Depth

Seeds per gram

Germination Temperature

Days to Germination

Row Spacing

Plant Spacing

100' Row Yield

Sun

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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