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Spanish Melon
Cucumis melo var. inodorus 'Yellow Canary'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucumis (KOO-koo-mis) (Info)
Species: melo var. inodorus
Cultivar: Yellow Canary
Additional cultivar information:(aka Yellow Canaria)
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Category:

Vegetables

Height:

Unknown - Tell us

Spacing:

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:

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

San Marcos, California

Augusta, Georgia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Nov 18, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is the only open pollinated honeydew that I have grown. It takes 100 days to mature so is only suitable for those of us with long growing seasosn. It is a football shaped melon with slight irregular ribbing That turns Canary yellow when ripe. White flesh with a slight green tint of good quality. It grows well in Georgia, but irrigation is required during dry spells. Of course, it does not produce as well as the hybrids.