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PlantFiles: Melon
Cucumis melo 'Mother Mary's Pie Melon'

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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: Mother Mary's Pie Melon

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Category:
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; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Profile:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Farmerdill On Dec 5, 2012, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

"Tart little fruits are about softball sized or slightly smaller, weighing to about 6 ounces. Smooth, occasionally netted bright yellow-orange skin contains the white flesh. The fruit is fragrant, tangy and moderately sweet. Original seed was preserved by W.R. Lorence, whose Minnesota grandmother, a century ago, made pies from a combination of this melon and apples. " Baker Creek



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