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PlantFiles: Cantaloupe, Galia
Cucumis melo 'Abu'

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Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucumis (KOO-koo-mis) (Info)
Species: melo (MEL-oh) (Info)
Cultivar: Abu

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Category:
Annuals
Vegetables
Vines and Climbers

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Days to Maturity:
81 to 90 days

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)

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Farmerdill On Dec 29, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

An 8-10 lb, gourmet melon with light orange flesh. From D. Palmer. Grows well, but a little later maturing than other Galia types. I prefer the green fleshed ones, but this one does not a unique flavor.

Regional...

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

Augusta, Georgia



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