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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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What people are saying about melons

How to save seeds

by shiny,

[Bean](crop)s, [pea](crop)s and [corn](crop): remove husks and allow seeds to dry out – this may take a couple of weeks, then remove casings and store. [Pumpkin](crop)s and [melon](crop)s: seeds need to be washed and set aside to dry for a week or so before storage. [Lettuce](crop), [celery...

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by oakandsage,

My [raspberry](crop) are flowering! Anyone whose english [pea](crop) plants yield spherical peas must be a saint. I only get spherical peas if I miss a pod. In the evening I sit out in the garden and eat peas until there is nothing worth eating left on the plant. Then I am done until tomorrow....

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Seeds!

by oakandsage,

Yay, seeds arrived. Gonna go on a planting binge tomorrow. Especially since tomorrow is tomato day! Got: Golden [purslane](crop) [Watercress](crop) Yard long [bean](crop) Blackeye [pea](crop) Charentais [melon](crop) [Cantaloupe](crop) (Minnesota Midget) Shelling pea (I ran out) I've...

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