Cantaloupe
Cucumis melo 'Gourmet'

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

Vegetables

Vines and Climbers

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 3, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A green fleshed 3-4 lb hybrid from Hollar. Almost round with sparse netting. According to Hollar "Interior color: Creamy white, with green towards the rind.

Flesh characteristics: high sugar, 15% or more is common in Rocky Ford. Substantially higher sugar, on average, than cantaloupe or honeydew. Smoothly firm flesh, not crisp or too hard. Pleasantly aromatic but not overpowering."
It is a very early maturing cultivar, a week to 10 days earlier than regular melons. More productive than Sensation. Flesh is firm but not crunchy. It is sweet, but no distinctive flavor.