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PlantFiles: Spanish Melon
Cucumis melo var. inodorus 'Ananas'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucumis (KOO-koo-mis) (Info)
Species: melo var. inodorus
Cultivar: Ananas

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6 members have or want this plant for trade.



6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 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:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
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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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Farmerdill On Feb 28, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is a 5 lb 100 day cantaloupe. It has an oblong shape with light netting. The melon grows green but turns orange beige upon ripening. Creamy yellow flesh. A popular middle eastern type available from Wiihite.


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

Tucson, Arizona
Braselton, Georgia

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