Crenshaw Melon
Cucumis melo var. inodorus 'Early Hybrid Crenshaw'

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

Vegetables

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Days to Maturity:

81 to 90 days

91 to 100 days

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

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

Regional

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

Carmichael, California

Augusta, Georgia

Radford, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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

Crenshaws are unique melons. This one averages about 10 lbs, produces well and is delicious. The melon is dark green, turing yellowish green when ripe. Softer shell than a honeydew so critters can be a problem ( box turtles, slugs, pickleworms etc). Takes about 3 months but is not as sensitive to cool temps as a honeydew.