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PlantFiles: Melon
Cucumis melo 'Ogen'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucumis (KOO-koo-mis) (Info)
Species: melo (MEL-oh) (Info)
Cultivar: Ogen
Additional cultivar information: (aka Haogen, Ha-Ogen, Israel)

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3 members have or want this plant for trade.


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:
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:
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive chicochi3 On Aug 12, 2007, chicochi3 from Fayetteville, AR (Zone 6b) wrote:

This melon grows well, and has a good flavor, but it doesn't store well. Also, I have to race the raccoons to the ripening melons if I expect to get any. Melon has a strong, fruity aroma.

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 1, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Also sold as 'Haogen'. Hungarian variety. Round 2-4 lb fruit with yellow-orange rind and slight ribs that are green and very attractive. Superbly sweet, spicy green flesh. 75-80 days.

Positive Farmerdill On Nov 17, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A small netless melon which starts out dark green and turns browish gold upon ripening. Flesh is a creamy green with a texture between a honeydew and a standard cantaloupe. It is delicious. Grows well for me but the ripening melon is very susceptible to critter damage ( birds, slugs, pickleworms etc.)


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

Fayetteville, Arkansas
Durham, California
San Luis Obispo, California
San Marcos, California
Vacaville, California
Augusta, Georgia
Catonsville, Maryland
Radford, Virginia
Troy, Virginia

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