Preserving Melon- Red Seeded Citron

Citrullus vulgaris


Standard seed packet, 10 seeds

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Preserving Melon- Red Seeded Citron

Citrullus vulgaris


  • Also known as "Colorado Preserving Melon"
  • Used to make jams and other preserves
  • Heirloom


Heirloom variety. Large vines that produce round, green and white, smooth skinned fruit. Fruit has hard white/yellow flesh with red seeds and is not eaten fresh but instead is used in the kitchen for making jams, preserves, cakes, pies and other desserts. Flavour is pleasant but quite neutral. Stores well. Also known as Colorado Preserving Melon, Citron Melon, Jam Melon, Citron Melon


How to sow and grow:

Method: Sow direct
Sowing Depth: 20mm
When: Spring or after frost
Germination: 10-14 days @ 27-32°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle: Frost tender Annual
Row Spacing: 125cm
Plant Spacing: 75cm
Position: Full sun, moist well drained soil
Days to Maturity/Flowering: 80-100 days
*Notes: Needs to be well watered. Is pollinated by bees.

(Product number: D1-20)
Seeds per gram: 15 seeds


SKU D1-20
Shipping Weight 0.0012kg
Botanical name: Citrullus vulgaris
Packet type: Standard seed packet
Packet quantity: 10 seeds
Seeds per gram: 15
Photo credits:

Photo by Kazvorpal / CC BY-SA 3.0

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