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Cucumis melo 'Honey Rock'

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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: Honey Rock
Additional cultivar information: (aka Sugar Rock)

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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

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Phaltyme 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.

Positive Farmerdill 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.

Regional...

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

Cary, Illinois
Jonesville, South Carolina
Fort Worth, Texas
Troy, Virginia
Milwaukee, Wisconsin



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