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Cantaloupe
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

Regional

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

Tucson, Arizona

Gardeners' Notes:

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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.