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Navajo Yellow Melon

Navajo Yellow Melon Seeds


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Cucumis melo

Navajo Yellow Melon Seeds (90 days)

Package contains 1 gram or approx. 20-30 heirloom melon seeds.


The word Navajo comes from a Pueblo Indian word for "planted fields" or "farmlands."  The Navajos were farming people. They raised crops of corn, beans, squash and melons.

Navajo Yellow melon is an old Native American Heirloom from the people of the Navajo Nation. 

This melon is ribbed and oval shaped.

The outer rind is smooth with a yellow skin and orange flesh inside. 

Heat and drought tolerant.

Navajo Yellow is a good keeper if unbruised when stored.

Grow a real piece of American History.  Perfect for demonstration gardens or teaching children about our Native ancestors.

Muskmelons grow best on well-drained, upland, silty, or (preferably) sandy loam soils with a pH level between 6.0 and 6.5. Melons planted into acidic soils (pH less than 6.0) will have yellowed foliage and produce fewer perfect flowers.

***Please let us know if you need larger quantities than what is offered.

Seed Planting Depth

Seeds per gram

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Row Spacing

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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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