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

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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:
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:

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Positive Farmerdill 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.

Regional...

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

Carmichael, California
Augusta, Georgia
Radford, Virginia



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