Melon Cucumis melo
How to sow melon: Direct seed. If planting indoors, use peat pots and harden off before transplanting seedlings outside.
Sun requirement for melon: Plant in Full Sun
Melon has been planted 6 times by Growstuff members.
Melons are a group of species in the Cucurbitaceae family. They produce sweet fruits that grow on sprawling vines. Types of melons include: watermelons, cantaloupe, honeydew, casaba, and crenshaw. More growing information is available in individual species entries.
Annualliving and reproducing in a single year or less
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Cucumis melo var. cantalupensis
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