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Cucumis melo 'Excellence'

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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: Excellence

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Category:
Vegetables
Vines and Climbers

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 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:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
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
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

An 80 day, 3 lb round netted hybrid. Dark salmon flesh. tolerant to powdery and downy mildew. An ecellent small melon, which grows well, with first class flavor.

Regional...

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

Augusta, Georgia
Alexandria, Indiana



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