Cantaloupe
Cucumis melo 'Pride of Wisconsin'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucumis (KOO-koo-mis) (Info)
Species: melo (MEL-oh) (Info)
Cultivar: Pride of Wisconsin
Additional cultivar information:(aka Queen of Colorado)
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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

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 2, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

An open pollinated cultivar , an old-fashioned Wisconsin heirloom that was grown for the Milwaukee markets in the 1920's. Large fruit are oblong and have soft, sweet, juicy orange flesh, real muskmelon taste. Very Rare.