Melon 'Jenny Lind'
Belonging to the Cucumis genus (Cucumis melo 'Jenny Lind'), Jenny Lind is a variety of Melon. Jenny Lind is a heirloom variety.
Known in the Philadelphia markets before 1840 and named after a popular singer of that era. Small 2-2½ pound fruits are slightly ribbed and have a striking small button or knob on the blossom end. Whitish green flesh, sweet and juicy. 70-80 days.1This variety is an Fruit that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Jenny Lind is known for its Vine habit and growing to a height of approximately 30.0 cm (11.7 inches).
Armenia is believed to be where Jenny Lind originates from.
Be aware that Jenny Lind Melon typically needs a fair amount of maintenance and care in order to grow successfully. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests. Pay attention to weeding, feed and pruning schedules to ensure your plant remains in peak condition.
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How to grow Melon 'Jenny Lind'
Seed saving instructions: Melons will cross-pollinate, so isolate 1/4 mile from other “melons” (cantaloupe, muskmelons, honeydew, snake melon and Armenian cucumbers will all cross). Always save seeds from disease-free, early ripening melons. Wash seeds from ripe melons in a strainer and dry. Seeds are ready to store when they break instead of bend.1Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Jenny Lind is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Planting Jenny Lind in potting mix and loamy soil with a ph of between 6.1 and 7.5 is ideal for as it does best in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.
Growing Jenny Lind from seed
Best when direct seeded in warm soil after the danger of frost has passed.1 See Planting Out / Transplanting instructionsTry to aim for a seed spacing of at least 1.89 feet (58.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.99 inches (2.54 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 21°C / 70°F to ensure good germination.
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Jenny Lind about 10 days after your last frost date.
Transplanting Jenny Lind
Plant 6-8 seeds 1" deep in 12" diameter hills spaced 6’ apart each way. After germination, pinch off all but 3-4 of the strongest seedlings in hills.1
For Square Foot Gardening, sow 1-2 seeds per 1 sq. ft.
Harvesting Jenny Lind
Ripe Jenny Lind melons weigh one to two pounds and are “turban-shaped” with green flesh.This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by late summer.
Melon 'Jenny Lind' information
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Named after a popular singer of the 1840’s era, Jenny Lind.1
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