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PlantFiles: Melon
Cucumis melo 'Tasty Bites'

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

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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Days to Maturity:
71 to 80 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


1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive hajnalka On Aug 22, 2012, hajnalka from Franklinton, NC wrote:

I grew these in a raised bed in Zone 7. Direct-sown in late April. About 8 healthy vines on a small (8' x 12') double fold-over trellis. I highly recommend them, especially for small-space gardeners because:
1. They're delicious!
2. I got 3-4 melons per vine
3. I didn't have to support the growing/ripening melons onto the trellis/netting because they're so small. When they're ripe they turn tan under their heavy netting, and either fall to the ground (check daily - I almost missed some) or slip off the vine.
4. Had no trouble with disease or pests
5. They seemed to attract a lot of honeybees for the rest of my garden.
6. Ripe melons stored well.

I'll be growing more next year.

Neutral Farmerdill On May 15, 2009, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

AS described by D. Palmer: "Tasty Bites personal size mixed melon seed is a hybrid, mini mixed melon developed through a charantais ananas cross. Characterized by its sweet (brix 15) and strikingly unusual flavor, this mini melon can only be rated as gourmet and adds an attractive and unique touch to any table. Tasty Bites is highly productive and can easily be grown and harvested. Fruit size is about 1 pound, making it ideal for a serving for two."


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

Franklinton, North Carolina
Austin, Texas

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