(4-5 lbs.) Sante F1 Hybrid is a hybrid western shipper with a very long shelf life. Sante features bright orange, very firm flesh with a consistent brix of 17 plus. We developed this melon for areas that need to ship long distances and overseas. This melon has a vigorous vine and terrific canopy for fruit sunburn protection. Sante also provides high yields of uniform, marketable fruit with a round to slightly oval shape and compact cavity. Intermediate resistance to PM Race 1 & 2. Non-slip. 80-85 days.
700-900 seeds/oz.; 3 lbs./acre. 10 days, 75-80°F.
Start early indoors or direct seed.
*Brix is a measure of sweetness.