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This is our buy doomsday fruit seeds page..
Fruits are good for the sweet tooth and they usually have a higher caloric value than vegetables. They do not last long unless you dry them. You can freeze most of them but in a doomsday scenario you may not have electricity. Frozen fruit does not sound too good to me.
Watermelon rind can be pickled.
David has chosen those listed below for their ease in growing and some for their size, smaller sizes tend to mature quicker.
This is our Doomsday Cantaloupe section. It gives instructions on how many cantaloupe plants are needed to feed one person for a year.
There are about 60 calories in a cup of cantaloupe. On a 1200 calorie diet, this would be about 20 cups a day. One cantaloupe will fill about three cups. One plant will produce about 2 fruits. This would mean ten plants per day or 360 plants per year. Let's plan on 500 plants so we have some to trade and and some to make seed from.
500 plants will need about 2000 square feet to grow.
Cantaloupe will keep for 1 to 2 days un-refrigerated. Cantaloupe can be cut and dried/dehydrated. It will last up to one year dried. You will want to read up on how to dehydrate food naturally since in a doomsday event, there probably will not be any electricity.
Cantaloupe Hales Best 100 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds
"Hale's Best" has been around forever, but never equaled. Your grandmother grew it, and almost every "great cantaloupe" you've ever enjoyed has been this variety. It's a rapidly growing vine with melons of great rich orange color, lots of juice, and a small seed cavity giving you maximum goodness per melon. Gotta' have these in your garden.
Produces 4 to 5 pounds. fruits measuring 5-1/2 by 7 inches. Fruits are heavily netted and lightly ribbed. Drought-resistant variety with sweet flavor. Resists powdery mildew. Sweet flavor develops in the last two weeks. Reduce water. Harvest in about 79 days.
One cantaloupe or melon has about 160 calories and contains about 200 seeds.
One watermelon has about 85 calories and contains about 50 seeds.
The trick to getting good fruit is to make sure they do not get any water in the last two weeks of development. Too much water, waters down the taste.
Cantaloupe Sweet Granite 100 Non-GMO, Open Pollinated Seeds
Sweet Granite is the earliest-ripening cantaloupe. Developed for far northern, coastal, and mountain climates. Gardeners in these difficult, cool weather areas often grow their first ripe melons ever, using this variety. The oblong, orange-fleshed fruits have light netting, and average about 3 lb. Melons are sweet with average flavor. An open-pollinated precursor to newer hybrids. Harvest in about 70 days.
This is our Doomsday Melon section. It gives instructions on how many melon plants are needed to feed one person for a year.
There are about 60 calories in a cup of melon. On a 1200 calorie diet, this would be about 20 cups a day. One melon will fill about three cups. One plant will produce about two fruits.
This would mean ten plants per day or 360 plants per year. Let's plan on 500 plants so we have some to trade and and some to make seed from.
500 plants will need about 2000 square feet to grow.
Melon will keep for 1 to 2 days un-refrigerated. Melon can be cut and dried or dehydrated. It will last up to one year dried.
You will want to read up on how to dehydrate food naturally since in a doomsday event, there probably will not be any electricity.
Melons and cantaloupes are pretty much the same as far as calories and planting are concerned.
Melon Charentais 100 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds
Considered the best melon ever developed
because of its super-sweet tropical taste, smooth texture and exotic
fragrance. Light gray-green slightly ribbed skin with dark green sutures
when ripe. Rich salmon-orange flesh with small seed cavity. Grapefruit
size at 2-3 pounds. Harvest in about 90 days,
Melon Honeydew Green 100 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds
Produces fruits weighing an average of 6 lbs. Rind is smooth, globe shape and without netting. Hard pale green rind ripens to ivory-gold and a small seed cavity. Flesh is light emerald green, thick, juicy, sweet and tender with a delightful aroma. Best suited for the South or Southwest. Harvest in about 90 days.
This is our Doomsday Watermelon section. It gives instructions on how many watermelon plants are needed to feed one person for a year.
have about 50 calories per cup. On a 1200 calorie diet, that is about
24 cups per day. You can get about three cups of watermelon from one.
That is about 1095 watermelons a year. You would need about 1200 for
eating, seed production and trading. Figure about 3 watermelons on
average for each plant. This means you would need 400 watermelon plants
per year per person.
Watermelon will last about 7 days un-refrigerated. It can be dried and watermelon rind can be pickled.
Watermelon Sugar Baby 100 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds
Sugar Baby watermelon is the standard of small watermelons. Round fruits, 6-8" in diameter,
averaging 8-10 lb. Ripe melons are almost black. Good flavor. Tough
rinds resist cracking. The standard of "icebox" melons for many years. Harvest in about 76 days.
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