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Cucumis melo 'Sierra Gold'

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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: Sierra 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

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1 positive
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Farmerdill On Mar 3, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

85 days. Well-netted 3 lb. fruit with thick salmon-colored flesh, sweet and of superb flavor. A good home and market variety. Resistant to powdery mildew. A western shipper type.

Regional...

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

Sonoita, Arizona
Augusta, Georgia
Jonesville, South Carolina
Fort Worth, Texas



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