It’s hard to find a melon that reliably ripens in our cool, northern summers, but PMR Delicious Melon delivers! This cantaloup-type variety produces solid yields of 2-3 lb fruits with juicy orange flesh and creamy texture. Who doesn’t crave this as a refreshing snack after a hot long day of work? I’m sure you’re wondering what PMR stands for and it is Powdery Mildew Resistant, which is a great trait for any cucurbit in our area. Bred at Cornell University by Dr. Henry Munger.
Days to Maturity: 75
Latin name: Cucumis melo
Life cycle for seed saving: Annual
Start PMR Delicious Melon 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 slip from vine when ripe.
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!