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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.

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Predictions

Annual

living and reproducing in a single year or less

Height

40cm

Spread

130cm

Row Spacing

120cm

Photos

Melon crops

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Varieties

muskmelon

muskmelon

  Cucumis melo
cantaloupe

cantaloupe

  Cucumis melo var. cantalupensis
honeydew melon

honeydew melon

  Cucumis melo
watermelon

watermelon

  Citrullus lanatus

Crop Map

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