Cantaloupe 'Honey Rock'

Cucumis melo

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucumis (KOO-koo-mis) (Info)
Species: melo (MEL-oh) (Info)
Cultivar: Honey Rock
Additional cultivar information:(aka Sugar Rock)
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18-24 in. (45-60 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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Cary, Illinois

Jonesville, South Carolina

Fort Worth, Texas

Wills Point, Texas

Troy, Virginia

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 31, 2015, 1sergeant_rock from Wills Point, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is my second year of growing "Honey Rock" Cantaloupe. The seeds I used are seeds that I saved from this heirloom that I grew 2 years ago. This is a very sweet melon and grows well in my NE Texas, zone 8a weather. Average size is about 6 inches in diameter, weighting about 4 lbs. I highly recommend this variety if you live in a hot, humid area. Need to be watered regularly if they don't receive enough rain. You won't be disappointed.


On Nov 14, 2003, Phaltyme from Garden City, MI (Zone 6b) wrote:

If this is the Honey Rock Melon grown in Howell, Michigan----it's the best eating you can find.


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

An open pollinated home garden melon. Round, about 6 inches in diameter and with orangy flesh. Highly aromatic. Grows well.