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General information

  • Cucumis melo, Melon
  • Cucurbitaceae family
  • Sunlight: full sun.
  • Soil conditions: fertile, well-drained soil.
  • Can be grown on a trellis.

Successful cultivars

  • Sugar Cube (80 days) (Cantaloupe)Deep orange flesh. Some disease resistance.
  • Honeyomb (78 days) (Honeydew) Smooth cream-colored skin, iy green flesh.
  • Lilly (90 days) (Crenshaw) Oblong, light yellow skin, light orange flesh.

Common pests and diseases

  • Squash bugs
  • Squash vine borers
  • Striped cucumber beetle (pictured here)
  • Downy mildew
  • Powdery mildew

This publication was created by Master Gardeners Rick Judd and Gail Hermenau. Photos courtesy of Gail Hermenau.

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