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Crenshaw Melon 'Burpee's Early'

Cucumis melo var. inodorus

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
Registered or introduced: 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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Vacaville, California

Augusta, Georgia

Canton, Georgia

Radford, Virginia

Troy, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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.

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