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Crisp Melon, Oriental Melon
Cucumis melo 'Sweet Honda'

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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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.