The perfect variety for those cool Pacific Northwest summers. The 3-5# melons have bright yellow flesh and lime-green rinds with dark green stripes. Of the several open-pollinated varieties we trialed in 2015, Early Moonbeam was the earliest and sweetest. Bred by Alan Kapular of Peace Seeds, who dehybridized it from Yellow Doll F1.
Days to Maturity: 75
Latin name: Citrullus lanatus
Life cycle: Annual
Start indoors 4 weeks before transplanting or direct sow when soil has reached 75 degrees.
Planting depth: 1/2.” Spacing: 12-18.” Row spacing: 5.’
All of our seed is Non-GMO and Certified Organic by Washington State Department of Agriculture. We grow the majority of our varieties here at Deep Harvest Farm on Whidbey Island while we purchase the rest from other small, organic Northwest seed growers. Finally, all of our offerings are open-pollinated (OP) so that you too can save and share seed from these plants!