Cantaloupe
Cucumis melo 'Pulsar'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucumis (KOO-koo-mis) (Info)
Species: melo (MEL-oh) (Info)
Cultivar: Pulsar
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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:

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:

Alexandria, Indiana

Radford, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 21, 2006, mimitho from Sonoma County, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Delicious! I found the fruit to be somewhat fragile, so not probably not suitable for bulk transportation. Great in my home garden though!

Positive

On Mar 17, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

An 86 day round 5-5.5 lb, coarse net, sutured, orange fleshed hybrid. Tolerant to fusarium wilt race 2 and powdery mildew. Introduced by Petoseed Seminis in1986. I grew this one on black plastic back in Radford. A nice melon with good flavor. I prefer Burpee's Hybrid and Supermarket, however.