How to Save Armenian cucumber (Cucumis melo) Seeds
Seed Saving Guide #2709
Binomial name: Cucumis melo
|Flower Type||Andromonoeicious (male and perfect flowers on the same plant) or Monoecious (male and female flowers on the same plant), self-compatible|
|Other Isolation Methods||Hand pollination.|
|Population Required for Viable Seeds||1|
|Population Required to Maintain Variety||5-10|
|When to Harvest||When fruit is ripe; fruit can be left on the vine up to 20 days after ripening.|
|How to Harvest||
Scoop seeds from the central cavity when eating the fruit; remove any small, immature seeds. Seeds can be soaked for a few hours to separate them from the pulp.
|How to Clean||
Rinse seeds to remove any remaining flesh and spread them out on a plate to dry.
|Image of Seeds|
May cross-pollinate with rockmelon (Cucumis melo).
What is Seed Saving?
Seed saving is the practice of collecting and storing mature seeds from open-pollinated plants. By allowing plants to reach full maturity and harvesting the seeds, they can be cleaned, dried, and stored for future use.