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Cucumis melo 'Sweet & Early'

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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: Sweet & Early

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Category:
Vegetables
Vines and Climbers

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Days to Maturity:
71 to 80 days

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

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

75 days to maturity. Firm flesh. Medium size.

Positive Big_Red On Aug 4, 2004, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Very prolific, sweet and tasty, easy to grow. Will grow again next year.

Regional...

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

Bethelridge, Kentucky
Sperry, Oklahoma
Houston, Texas
Richmond, Virginia



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