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Melon 'Heart of Gold'

Cucumis melo

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Heart of Gold is part of the Cucumis genus and is a Melon variety. Its scientific name is Cucumis melo 'Heart of Gold'.

Two to three pound melons ready in 85 days.

Heart of Gold grows as an Annual and is a Fruit. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Heart of Gold is known for its Vine habit and growing to a height of approximately 30.0 cm (11.7 inches). Expect blooming to occur in early summer.

Be aware that Heart of Gold 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 Heart of Gold

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A full sun position will ensure your plant thrives and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Heart of Gold is thought of as hardy, so Heart of Gold will tend to go dormant or grow slowly over the winter months. Heart of Gold requires a potting mix and loamy soil with a ph of 6.1 - 7.5 - it grows best in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Heart of Gold from seed

Look to ensure a distance 1.89 feet (58.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - bury at a depth of at least 0.5 inches (1.27 cm) deep. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 21°C / 70°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Heart of Gold about 14 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Heart of Gold

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Heart of Gold is a hardy plant.

By our calculations, you should look at planting out Heart of Gold about 88 days before your last frost date.

Harvesting Heart of Gold

Expect harvests to start to occur in late summer.

Other Names for Melon 'Heart of Gold'

Hearts of Gold

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