Zucca melon seeds

Planting the zucca melon seed

So it turns out that zucca melon seed is not that easy to germinate. They require soil that is 70-85 degrees F, and they can take from 7 to 48 days to sprout. Yes, 7 to 48 days. I had to read that a few times to really get it to sink in. It could…

zucca melon circa 1940's

The Zucca Melon project – introduction

Last year, I decided to experiment with candied fruit. I made candied orange peel, candied pineapple, candied cherries, and a few other things. My mom saw my efforts and said to me “Oh, you should grow a zucca melon so you can candy it. That’s what they use in fruitcakes you know.” So, figuring that…