Cantaloupe
Cucumis melo 'Honey Rock'

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

Regional

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

Cary, Illinois

Jonesville, South Carolina

Fort Worth, Texas

Troy, Virginia

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

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

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.