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: 75-80
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.’ Melons are ripe when the rind develops a light yellow patch where it contacts the ground and the fruit has a hollow sound when knocked.