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Cucumis melo 'Jenny Lind'

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

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2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Vines and Climbers

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Days to Maturity:
71 to 80 days

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

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

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1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 1, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Known in the Philadelphia markets before 1840 and named after a popular singer of that era. Small 2- 2 1/2 lb fruits are slightly ribbed and have a striking small button or knob on the blossom end. Whitish-green flesh, sweet and juicy. 70-80 days.

Positive tombaak On Aug 12, 2006, tombaak from High Desert, NV (Zone 5a) wrote:

Here in the desert it is extremely sweet!

Our family LOVES this one.

Neutral Farmerdill On Nov 13, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Jenny Lind is an antique cultivar. A green fleshed netted melon averaging 2 - 3 lbs. It has a pronounced blossom scar. It grew well but under my conditions had little taste.


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

Augusta, Georgia
Dayton, Nevada
Troy, Virginia

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