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PlantFiles: Cantaloupe
Cucumis melo 'Roadside'

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

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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


2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive OSuzannah On Oct 18, 2010, OSuzannah from Durham, CA wrote:

I grew several hills of Roadwise Cantaloupes for the first time this year. They were the only cantaloupes to survive a gopher insurgence so I couldn't compare them to any other varieties. They were productive and very large and fragrant but not as flavorful as other cantaloupes I've grown in the past. We had a very cool summer as Sacramento Valley summers go, so perhaps they would have been more flavorful with hotter weather. They produced good cantaloupes but not great cantaloupes.

Positive Farmerdill On Mar 1, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 1976 hybrid from Petoseed (Seminis). A ribbed ,light netted, 5-6 lb , salmon fleshed hybrid. Resistant to fusarium. I grew this on black plastic back in Radford. It is a relatively large melon, but not as good as Supermarket in my opinion.


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

Durham, California
Radford, Virginia

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