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Spanish Melon
Cucumis melo var. inodorus 'Sugar Nut'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucumis (KOO-koo-mis) (Info)
Species: melo var. inodorus
Cultivar: Sugar Nut
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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:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

South Padre Island, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

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

A 77 day round bright yellow hybrid. Fruits average 5-5 1/2" X 4 1/2-5 1/2" or about 2 lb. White flesh is sweet and flavorful with a nice, smooth texture. Small seed cavity. A half (or whole!) melon is just the right size for a snack or dessert. Harvest at forced-slip stage.