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Cucumis melo 'Edisto'

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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: Edisto
Hybridized by SC Agricultural Experiment Station

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Category:
Vegetables

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Days to Maturity:
Unknown - Tell us

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)

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

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

Open pollinated. It is larger and later than Hales Best and resistant to alternaria and powdery mildew. Designed as a shipping melon, its hard shell is beneficial to home gardeners who have insect damage on the soft shell types.

Regional...

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

Augusta, Georgia



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