Cantaloupe, Galia
Cucumis melo

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucumis (KOO-koo-mis) (Info)
Species: melo (MEL-oh) (Info)
Additional cultivar information:(Galia type)
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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; sow indoors before last frost

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

South Padre Island, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jun 21, 2007, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is supposed to be the original hybrid of this type. Developed in Israel as a cross between a honeydew type and a cantaloupe, It has spawned numerous cultivars. This one has green flesh and runs 5-6 lbs. Thus far it is doing well here. They are running smaller than advertised, but are delicious.