Ha’Ogen melons were developed on the Ogen kibbutz in Israel; Ha’Ogen means the anchor. These heirloom melons could be the anchor of your melon crop. This plant produces melons that are about 3 pounds each. The pale green flesh has a distinctive light orange ring around the seed cavity. Rich with flavor, these melons can hold their own as breakfast or even dessert. Roast the seeds for an extra treat!
- full sun (six to eight hours)
- 6.2 to 6.8
- 4 to 10
- thin to three to four plants in a 12-inch mound
- space mounds 4 to 6 feet all around
- prefers well-drained, sandy loam soil with lots of direct sunlight
- black plastic mulch does a great job of retaining soil heat and deterring weeds
Do you grow Ha’Ogen melons? If so, please tell us your top tips for ensuring a delicious harvest.