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Banana Melon

Banana Melon

Banana Melons are a popular old heirloom variety from New York in the 1880s.  JH Gregory’s Catalogue first mentioned them in 1885, saying,  “When ripe, it reminds one of a large, overgrown banana... It smells like one, having a remarkably powerful and delicious fragrance.”


These fascinating melons can grow to 24 inches long and weigh 5 to 10 lbs at maturity.  They are very sweet and juicy, have hints of banana taste and aroma, and a subtle papaya texture.


This variety is green-skinned while growing but turns yellow when ripe.  Banana Melons are a rich source of potassium, vitamin A, and vitamin C, as well as potassium and fiber.


Melons need good pollination to ensure that you have ample fruit set. Plant with lots of herbs and flowers to bring in pollinators.


Starter will be in a 4" reusable nursery pot.

  • Pick Up Info

    Shipping is not available for live plants.

    We will keep your plants thriving until right before it's time for you to plant them in your garden.  Orders will be ready to pick up at our farm in Greenwood Springs, Mississippi, March-May. 

    Orders over $200 can be scheduled for free, front-door delivery to Monroe County, MS. customers.  We'll also have a few delivery drops in North Columbus and Tupelo and are happy to meet customers with any order size at our drop locations.

Ready to pick up in March - May
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