Melons are one of the most delicious fruits you can grow. Each variety of melon has subtle and distinct differences that make them unique. Melons may be netted or smooth, ribbed or furrowed. Colors range from green to bright orange or yellow. They all do well in regularly watered, heavily composted soil. Melons must be planted in warm to hot climates; they love the heat. The fruit ripens mid to late summer or early autumn, depending on the variety. Allow plenty of room or use a strong trellis to grow the vines. Packet size = 4 grams or approximately 80 seeds for most melons.