Cucumis melo

CUCURBITACEAE

Melon

Plant habit: Annual Vine
Sow: Spring Direct 1-2cm deep in ground @ temps 21-25 °C Will not germinate below 20°C Germinates in 3-5 days . Harvest in 12-14 weeks.
Grow: Full sun, moist but well drained rich soil, they grow well with corn.
Pollination: X poll. male and female on same plant Crosses with Cucumis melo var.
Seed Saving: Pick fruit when ripe, let ripen for extra 2 days then remove seeds, rinse (hollow seeds will float) and dry for a week. Seeds dry when they don't bend.
Uses: The shells can be used as snail traps.

 


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