Honey Dew melon 'Honey Comb'

Cucumis melo var. inodorus

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucumis (KOO-koo-mis) (Info)
Species: melo var. inodorus
Cultivar: Honey Comb
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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


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:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

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


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

Augusta, Georgia

Gardeners' Notes:


On Nov 21, 2014, rickirl from Fellsmere, FL wrote:

The seed company I choose day of harvest was
well off from sowing the Hoeny Comb F1 seeds.
Took 85 days for 1st harvest, and was very luckily
for drier then normal Wx through 1st of June 2014.

Taste was very good, even for the rains we
received, a 5days before 1st harvest. Our size
results varied, from 5lb to 12lb tops. No real
splitting issue like the Crenshaw melons
had 25 feet away from the Honey Comb, honey dew type.

I would grow these again, and cover melons
with old white tee's in the bright humind central
Florida sunshine.


On Apr 28, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A Japanese green fleshed hybrid honey dew from Takii. Mid early maturation. Melons run 5-6 lbs and plant are resistant to Powdery Mildew.

7/29/08 A nice size productive melon. It is on of the latest maturing melons this year, Only Abu is taking longer. Honey Pearl and Early Crisp have already finished their first set as have Arava, Sigal, Girlie and Galia. None of the Honeydews and Cantaloupe have exceptional flavor this year. This one is a little sweeter than Honey Pearl and Early Crisp this year, but otherwise no smack your lips flavor.