Oliver's Pearl Cluster Melon Seeds - (Cucumis melo)

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SKU:
V1430
Seed Count:
Approx 25 seeds per pack
Days to Maturity:
90 days
Type:
Honeydew
Organic:
Yes
Days to Germination:
3-5 days @ 80-90F
Plant Spacing:
12-18"
Light Preference:
Full sun
Soil Requirements:
Warm soil
Status:
Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
  • Oliver's Pearl Cluster Melon - (Cucumis melo)
  • Oliver's Pearl Cluster Melon - (Cucumis melo)
$3.15

Description

Oliver's Pearl Cluster Melon - The Jewel of the Garden

A highly recommended melon for smaller gardens or container gardening as it grows small 2 ft plants and produces small and tasty melons in a very compact space. This bush-type honeydew is known as the best in taste and production of the small melons.

Bred by Park Seed Company in the 1950's and subsequently dropped in the late 1970's to early 1980's as hybrid melons became more popular.

With its flavor, size and productivity, it deserves to be better known!

History

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.

Uses

Melons are eaten fresh. 

Growing Tip

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. 

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3 Reviews

  • 4
    Oliver's Pearl Cluster melon

    Posted by Glenn on Jun 6th 2018

    So far, very satisfied with initial growth. More as the season progresses

  • 5
    Honeydew melon

    Posted by Sandra on Jul 29th 2017

    The first year to grow this melon, Olivers Pearl Cluster. I picked and cut the first one this morning and it was terrific, bigger than a softball and very pretty compact vines. I will plant these again next year. I like the size of these guys.

  • 5
    Space saver melon

    Posted by June, CA on Jul 29th 2017

    I just love these small melons. Perfect for 2 people to eat. Usually, I don't grow melons because their vines take up too much space--not this one. The vines grew 4-5 feet long in about 4-5 directions. I will be growing this one again and telling all my gardening friends about it too.

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