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Cucumis melo 'Sweet Honda'

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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: Sweet Honda

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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:
71 to 80 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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Farmerdill On Feb 8, 2008, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Sweet Honda is an early maturity hybrid melon with excellent fruit setting. Short oblong fruit with smooth yellow skin, 2.5-3.2 Lb. in weight, is very sweet, with 14-16 brix in surgar content. Orange color flesh has aromatic flavor, very delicious and good texture. Plants are vigorous and fruits can be harvested in 60-65 days after sowing.



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