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Cucumis melo 'Supermarket'

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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: Supermarket

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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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Farmerdill On Mar 4, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

An 85 day orange flesh hybrid from Merrifield. 3-4 lb melons. This was one of my favorites in Virginia. Seeds are difficult to find today. It is one of the few, that can make Burpees Hybrid look ordinary.

Regional...

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

Augusta, Georgia
Radford, Virginia
Troy, Virginia



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