Had been the most beautiful, fun and unusual melon ever grown until its hybrid counterpart (Harvest Moon) arrived - Now we have twice the fun! Named for its resemblance to a night sky: liberal bright yellow freckles and splotches ranging from star-moon sizes against a dark green rind. No two are alike! Foliage bears the same markings. 15-14” high, 7-8’ spreading vines produce large oval 40 lb ultra-sweet and super juicy bright red fleshed melons with a very thick protective rind. Excellent choice for fresh markets. Check out Harvest Moon under the TRIPLOID (SEEDLESS) section. Better yet…try both!
Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.
This variety has a history of being passed down within a family or community, similar to the generational sharing of certain items like jewelry or furniture.
* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.