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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: Hearts of Gold
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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:

81 to 90 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)

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

Regional

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

Placentia, California

Monroe, Ohio

South Padre Island, Texas

Troy, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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

Hearts of Gold is a very good open pollinated melon. It is medium sized with golden flesh. Not quite as sweet as some of the hybrids and does not hold well after ripening, it is still an excellent home garden melon. 7/20/2011 While this melon was an excellent performer in Virginia, It does not do well under my current conditions in Georgia