Melon 'Ogen'

Cucumis melo

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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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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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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Gardeners' Notes:


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.


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.


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.)