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Iroquois Melon

Iroquois Melon

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Cucumis melo L. Reticulatus Group

85 days — 'Iroquois' fruit are round to slightly oval, thick, with deep orange flesh and weigh from five to seven pounds. Not only is this variety resistant to fusarium wilt, it has the historical claim to be the first. Iroquois does especially well in the Midwestern and Northeastern United States as well as Eastern Canada.

Bred by Dr. Henry M. Munger of Cornell University and released in 1944. It was developed from a stabilized cross of 'Minnesota 99-36' x 'Bender's Surprise'. About 58 seeds per one gram packet.
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Planting Instructions: The seeds can be directly sown in spring after the soil has warmed or started indoors three to four weeks before your last expected frost.

Indoors, plant two to three seeds per pot, ½ inch deep, thinning to best plant. Do not disturb roots.

Outdoors, plant six to eight seeds, ½ inch deep, in hills spaced four feet apart. Transplant or thin to three plants per hill.

Young plants are cold sensitive and some cover protection at nights may be required. Mulch or cultivate to control weeds.