Oliver's Pearl Cluster Melon Seeds - (Cucumis melo)
- Seed Count:
- Approx 25 seeds per pack
- Days to Maturity:
- 90 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
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 clusters of its signature small, aromatic sweet melons. Their size is just right for a fresh taste for two at breakfast, or as the centerpiece for a summer dessert.
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!
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.
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So far, very satisfied with initial growth. More as the season progresses
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.
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.