Muskmelons are good for your eyes and boost overall immunity. They’re super hydrating, especially during summers. These help you satisfy your craving for something sweet while consuming a bomb of nutrients.
Level of difficulty to grow:
Days to maturity: 75-85 Days
Plant spacing: 48 inches apart
Light Requirement: Expose the plants to full sun during the day
Soil Requirement: Muskmelon needs well-drained, light, and nutrient-rich soil.
Water Requirement: Keeping the soil moist at all times is vital. Do not wet the vines or vegetative parts, especially during flowering and fruit-set.
Harvesting: Melons can be easily harvested once they reach maturity. For more sweetness and a better flavor, stop or reduce watering a week before harvesting.
Prepare a soil bed in your garden. Sow 1-2 seeds in 1-2 cm deep holes located 60 cm apart. Cover it with a thin layer of soil and spray water gently, making sure the soil is moist.
As Muskmelon is a climber plant, it will need staking. Once it grows up to 1-1.5 feet, it will require support to climb around.
During the application of water, do not wet the vines or vegetative parts, especially during flowering and fruit-set. For better sweetness and flavor, stop or reduce watering 3-6days before harvesting.
Sweetness up to 10-12% TSS
After 75-80 days you can start picking the fruits.
*The fruits of KSP 1336 should be harvested when it turns yellow. Other varieties should be picked at the mature green stage*