Honey Dew Melon 'Dulce Nectar'

Cucumis melo var. inodorus

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucumis (KOO-koo-mis) (Info)
Species: melo var. inodorus
Cultivar: Dulce Nectar
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Category:

Annuals

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:

Pale Yellow

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Augusta, Georgia

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jan 12, 2010, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

As described by Sakata: "Dulce Nectar is an early and late season honeydew. Sizes 5's and 6's with some 4's. Shape is Round Oval. Dense Light Green flesh with medium closed cavity. Creamy white exterior. Grows well in cool conditions transitioning to warm or hot." It is perform very well here. Prolific. Very resistant to splitting in high rain fall conditions. Cantaloupes have had massive splitting problems.

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