Pike Melon

Pike Melon

Regular price $2.75 $0.00 Unit price per
    ORGANIC Open pollinated. Heirloom.
    • 75 Days. Bred in Monmouth Oregon by Aaron Pike in the 1930’s.
    • It is the result of a cross between Spear Melon and Hearts of Gold, this melon was selected to grow in heavy dry clay soil. 
    • Said to produce a three pound melon on dry clay soil and a six pound melon when irrigated. 
    • Our seed crop was irrigated and the melons were large, sweetly luscious and fragrant. Heavily netted melons, vigorous plants. 
    • Grow these and bite into a bit of Oregon history. Melons are too tender for shipping or long term storage.

    Planting DirectionsPlant seeds indoors 3 to 4 weeks before last frost. Sow seed ½” deep in sterile starting mix, maintain soil temperature of 75° to 95°. Transplant into garden when soil temperature reaches 65° to 85°. Amend soil with rich compost or a general garden fertilizer. Direct sow after last frost when soil temperature is consistently 70-85°. Water regularly during growing cycle and cut back or discontinue watering when melons are ripening. Melons need warm soil. If set out too early the plants will be stunted and the yield will be cut dramatically.