A native American heirloom offered in our first catalogs. After an absence of many years, we're delighted to once again be able to offer our customers this unique melon also sometimes referred to as 'Vegetable Orange'. The fruits are the size, shape and color of an orange with a flavor and texture much like a mango. The flesh is snow white and makes excellent preserves, pies or sweet pickles, or may be sliced and fried like eggplant. (Pick while green for pickling). Fruits will keep a long time after picking. The vigorous, spreading, very productive vines may be staked. Fruits are ready to pick when the stem slips freely.
Light: Height: 0" Width: 0" Spacing: 0" Needs Pollinator: No Planting Season: Spring
Maturity: 80-90 Needs Isolation: No Seed Start Indoors: Yes Seed Start Direct: Yes Seeds Per Packet: 25 Planting Depth: 0"