We recommend growing in a greenhouse in cooler climates.
Latin name : Cucumis melo
Common names : Montreal market muskmelon, Montreal nutmeg melon
French : Melon de Montréal, melon muscade
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Plant type : Annual
Habit : Crawling
Height : 30 to 40 cm
Width : Can crawl over a few meters
Days to maturity : 75 to 85 days
Sowing : Indoors 4 weeks before transplanting outside, which should be done after the last frost, once the ground has warmed up.
Depth : 1.5 cm
Germination : 5 to 7 days
Soil : Rich, melons are heavy-feeders
Exposure : Sunny
Plant spacing : 75 cm
Row spacing : 1 m
Watering : Abundant right after transplanting, regularly afterwards.
Care and other considerations : Montreal melon cultivation is tricky. It requires a rich soil, abundant water, and heat. It is hard to assess the fruit’s maturity and, once harvested, it can’t be stored for very long. At the very least, it’s delicious and worth the trouble! Similar to Honeydew Melon in taste.