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

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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); Year of Registration or Introduction: 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

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1 positive
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Farmerdill 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.

Regional...

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

Augusta, Georgia
Radford, Virginia
Troy, Virginia



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