Melon - Lambkin
AAS Winner! Also known as a breakfast, Christmas or dessert melon, this oval fruit has a smooth yellow skin with green mottling. Sweet, white, aromatic flesh inside these 2 to 4 pound melon. Stores well in fridge. Plant 2 plants on slightly elevated hills. Melons will not continue to ripen once cut from the vine. A good indicator of when to pick a melon is by applying some pressure to the blossom end - there should be some "give".
Water Day/Week -- Water deeply at the base of the plants several times a week (1-2") and avoid getting water on the foliage. Melons do not like drought and lack of water can stress your plants. Water regularly after planting and while fruit is developing, then cut back when the melons are about 1-2 weeks from harvest to increase the sugar content for better tasting melons.
Harvest -- When you harvest this melon, look for a fruit that feels heavy for its size, has a pleasant aroma and when you apply a little pressure to the blossom end, it has some "give."
Spacing -- 6 to 8 feet apart
Exposure -- Full Sun
Mature Size -- 66 days
Feature -- Sweet and delicious
Heirloom Variety -- No
Kid-Friendly -- Yes
Container Friendly -- No
Soil pH -- 6.0 to 6.5
Time to plant -- After danger of frost has passed
Fertilizer -- Apply 10-10-10 at the recommended rate at transplant time
Pests to avoid -- Loopers, crickets, cutworms, grasshoppers, leaf hoppers, spider mites, thrips, whiteflies, many different beetles
Companions -- Corn, radish, nasturtium, pumpkin and oregano
Avoid planting by -- Potato