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Cantaloupe 'Ginger's Pride'

Cucumis melo

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucumis (KOO-koo-mis) (Info)
Species: melo (MEL-oh) (Info)
Cultivar: Ginger's Pride
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Vines and Climbers


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


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:

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:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

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:

New Plymouth, Idaho

Millington, Tennessee

Gardeners' Notes:


On Dec 9, 2015, shule from New Plymouth, ID (Zone 4a) wrote:

I grew one Ginger's Pride cantaloupe plant in an area with black plastic over it, in 2015. It produced two fruits, one of which was extremely large and ripened to a pumpkin orange. It was very juicy and tasty. The flesh of the orange one was kind of creamy (it reminded me of ice cream). It was very soft. However, upon refrigeration, it firmed up considerably. The second melon didn't ripen orange, and it wasn't as sweet or flavorful. Bugs started eating the bottoms of both fruits when they were ripe, but the fruits were fine, and I just had to wash them off and/or cut off a little of the bottom.

At transplanting time, I gave them basalt rockdust, potassium sulfate and other things. I thought the first melon was taking a while to ripen. So, I gave it some monopotassium phospha... read more


On Mar 2, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

The largest melon we carry. Huge, oblong fruit averages 14-22 lbs. each! The skin is green, turning yellowish when ripe. The flesh is very sweet, melting, and of excellant quality. The vines set heavy yields. This variety was sent to us by a retired minister from Indiana. It has been in his family for many years, originating in Kentucky. THis is a melon to give any grower pride.