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Cantaloupe Cucumis melo var. cantalupensis

How to sow cantaloupe: Sow 2-3 seeds per peat pot indoors and transplant peat pots directly into soil when soil is warm. Thin to 1 seedling.

Sun requirement for cantaloupe: Plant in Full Sun

Cantaloupe has been planted 4 times by Growstuff members.

Cantaloupes are round melons that grow on vines and have sweet, firm, juicy, orange flesh. The rind is light-grey and reticulated (or covered in a "net-like" pattern).

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Predictions

Annual

living and reproducing in a single year or less

Height

40cm

Spread

150cm

Row Spacing

45cm

Companions

wild tansy morning glory

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Cantaloupe crops

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How to grow cantaloupes


cantaloupe is a variety of muskmelon

Scientific names

Cucumis melo var. cantalupensis

Alternate names

cantelope
cantaloup
muskmelon
mushmelon
rockmelon
sweet melon
Persian melon
spanspek

Cantaloupe harvests

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