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Cantaloupe
Cucumis melo 'Bush Star'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucumis (KOO-koo-mis) (Info)
Species: melo (MEL-oh) (Info)
Cultivar: Bush Star
Additional cultivar information:(aka Bushstar)
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Category:

Vegetables

Vines and Climbers

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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:

Oceanside, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

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

An 88 day 2 lb, salmon fleshed hybrid on a Bush type vine. Ideal for limited space. Tolerant to powdery mildew. Available from Olds.