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Honey Dew Melon
Cucumis melo var. inodorus 'Earli-Dew'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucumis (KOO-koo-mis) (Info)
Species: melo var. inodorus
Cultivar: Earli-Dew
Hybridized by Seminis (Petoseed)
Registered or introduced: 1978
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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:

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:

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

Regional

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

Augusta, Georgia

Radford, Virginia

Troy, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

Earli-Dew has been my standard honeydew type for many years. It is a good producer of small (3 lb) whitish green melons with green flesh. It ripens with regular cantaloupes. Resistant to fusarium.