The canary melon is a football sized melon with an extremely sweet flesh and bright yellow rind. Producing a good yield and the rinds are less susceptible to rot as cantaloupes. If you don't like cantaloupes this variety is more like a honeydew in taste, as it doesn't have any pungency; just a sweet flesh. The flavor notes of pineapple, banana, and papaya make it a tropical treat. The dense rinds make it a great keeper for longer term storage. A summertime favorite of ours!
Fruit Size: 4-10 lbs
Spacing: 24" apart w/ rows 5'-6' apart, allow at least 50 square feet in small gardens
Days to Maturity: 90-100
Fertilizer: Apply an all purpose fertilizer at planting and side dress again a month after planting. We prefer organic formulations for better soil health. Fertilize weekly with a liquid fertilizer, like fish emulsion, if growth is slow.
Container Size: 4.5" Pot, 2 plants/pot