Cantaloupe
Cucumis melo 'Rocky Sweet Hybrid'

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

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; 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

Regional

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

Augusta, Georgia

Alexandria, Indiana

Radford, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

This is currently my favorite cantaloupe. It is extremely productive and has excellent flavor. The melons are small (3lbs.) but are good keepers. The hard rinds also protect them from nibbling insects and other critters. Passport is bigger and almost two weeks earlier, but this one is worth waiting for.