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PlantFiles: Oriental Pickling Melon
Cucumis melo var. conomom 'Numane'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucumis (KOO-koo-mis) (Info)
Species: melo var. conomom
Cultivar: Numane

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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
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Other details:
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Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds


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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Farmerdill On Sep 7, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This Japanese pickling melon, known also as oshiro uri, has light green skin that turns almost white when mature. The melon grows to 12" long and looks like a fat cucumber. This variety thrives in cool areas. Especially ideal for pickling, these melons can also be stuffed or stir-fried with beef, pork, chicken or vegetables. Young fruit is tasty eaten raw as you would a cucumber. (70 day)


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Brighton, Colorado
Fuquay Varina, North Carolina

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