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Cantaloupe, Galia
Cucumis melo 'Arava'

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

Vegetables

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

Regional

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

Augusta, Georgia

South Padre Island, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

A 77 day green fleshed hybrid. Slightly smaller (3-4 lb) and about a week later than Passport. A very prolific and uniform producer. Smaller than Passport, but more uniform in size and less splitting. Flavor is not as intense as the original Galia, but a very good melon.