Cantaloupe
Cucumis melo 'Burpee Hybrid'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucumis (KOO-koo-mis) (Info)
Species: melo (MEL-oh) (Info)
Cultivar: Burpee Hybrid
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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:

71 to 80 days

81 to 90 days

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

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:

Augusta, Georgia

Bethelridge, Kentucky

Hermosa, South Dakota

Radford, Virginia

Troy, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Feb 16, 2005, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

82 days to maturity. Large fruit with firm, sweet flesh.

Positive

On Jul 28, 2004, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Very productive with a good, sweet taste. Easy to grow.

Positive

On Nov 21, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This still an excellent home garden melon, farmers market melon. Flavor is better than average. It is productive, putting out 4 lb. orange fleshed fruits.