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PlantFiles: Crenshaw Melon
Cucumis melo var. inodorus 'Burpee's Early'

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Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucumis (KOO-koo-mis) (Info)
Species: melo var. inodorus
Cultivar: Burpee's Early
Hybridized by Burpee; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1968

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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:
81 to 90 days

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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1 positive
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Gardeners' Notes:

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

A 1968 introduction from Burpee , this is still one the best Crenshaws available, A 90 day , 10-14 lb hybrid with peach pink flesh. Melons are smooth dark green until ripening to a soft yellow. Delicious and prolific. Only problems come from splitting if there too much water at ripening and slugs which are not deterred by the soft thin rind.

Regional...

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

Vacaville, California
Augusta, Georgia
Canton, Georgia
Radford, Virginia
Troy, Virginia



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