Cantaloupe
Cucumis melo 'Wrangler'

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

Annuals

Vegetables

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

Regional

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

Augusta, Georgia

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Nov 16, 2006, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

From Hollar which describes as follows: :Wrangler F1 (HSR 4170) is a very productive Tuscan type with uniform sized fruits, attractive exterior appearance. Fruits with exposed suture resemble the classical muskmelons, but Wrangler has the complete disease resistance and productivity. Very tight cavity and thick, firm flesh provide excellent eating quality. This product is well-adapted to outdoor production thanks in part to its strong vine. " The melons are on the small side and not as productive as many standard cantaloupes. It does have strong, vigorous vines and uniform fruit.