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Cucumis melo 'Grand Slam'

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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: Grand Slam

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Category:
Annuals
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:
Unknown - Tell us

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
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Farmerdill On Nov 8, 2008, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 6-8 lb eastern shipper type hybrid. Heavy netting with out sutures. High brix in 14-16 range. Has Powdery Mildew and Fusarium resistance. Does well here.

Regional...

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

Augusta, Georgia



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