Oka Melon (Île Bizard Strain)
A Cross between the mythical Montreal Melon and the American Banana Cantaloup. Its orange aromatic flesh is exquisite. Bred in 1910 in Oka Trappist Cistercian monastery by Father Athanase, Director of the Oka Agricultural Institute. The Oka Melon disappeared after the closing of the school, in 1962, but was rediscovered on Bizard Island, near Montreal. Right where we’re growing it !
Package : 12 seeds.
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Latin name : Cucumis melo
Common names : Oka melon
French : Melon d’Oka
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Plant type : Annual
Habit : Crawling
Height : 30 to 40 cm
Width : Can crawl over a couple meters
Days to maturity : 80 – 90 days
Sowing : Indoors, 4 weeks before transplanting outside
Depth : 1.5 cm
Germination : 5 to 7 days
Soil : Rich, melons are heavy-feeders
Exposure : Sunny
Planting : In the garden after the last frost, once the ground has warmed up
Plant spacing : 75 cm
Row spacing : 1 m
Watering : Abundant after transplanting, then regular
Care and other considerations : Melons require heat to develop properly
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