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PlantFiles: Cantaloupe
Cucumis melo 'Alaska'

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

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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

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Farmerdill On Jan 19, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A friend in Presque Isle sent me these seeds from Veseys. This cantaloupe is very early and probably better suited to northern areas. It does grow a nice sized melon and is reasonably prolific. It did not have as much flavor as I like, but then few of the orange fleshed melons do. Definitely not as tasty as some of the main season melons tho.

Regional...

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

Augusta, Georgia



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