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Cucumis melo 'Carosello Tondo Massafra'

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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: Carosello Tondo Massafra
Additional cultivar information: (aka Carosello Massafrese)

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Category:
Annuals
Vegetables
Vines and Climbers

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Days to Maturity:
51 to 60 days

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:
Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive TucsonTomato On Aug 13, 2013, TucsonTomato from Tucson, AZ wrote:

Round-shaped fruits with dark green skin and light longitudinal furrows. The juicy interior reveals a compact, white flesh.

I had a wonderful experience with this Carosello variety. It was delicious.

Regional...

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

Tucson, Arizona



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