Casaba Golden Beauty Melon Seeds - (Cucumis melo)
- Seed Count:
- Approx 25 seeds per pack
- Days to Maturity:
- 104-120 days
- Days to Germination:
- 3-5 days @ 80-90F
- Plant Spacing:
- Light Preference:
- Full sun
- Soil Requirements:
- Warm soil
- Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
Casaba Golden Beauty Melon - Sweet Flesh
These golden beauties have a wrinkled rind that matures to a golden color, with white aromatic flesh. Produces melons that are 7-8 lbs.
Great for home gardeners and small markets, an excellent shipper and will keep for months. Specifically adapted to hot dry climates, especially Arizona and southern California.
This melon was first introduced in the 1920's.
The melon is indigenous to sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle Eastern region to Afghanistan. Domestication may have taken place in Asia, as ancient Chinese writings show that melons were an important crop in China at least 2,000 years ago. Cultivation in the Mediterranean region started only at the end of the Roman era.
Melons are eaten fresh.
Melon seeds dislike cold soil. It's better to wait until the soil is warm to plant the seeds. Melons do not ripen much off the vine so it is important to pick them when they are ready. Ripe melons “slip” from the vine with light pressure.