General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Uses: Vegetable
Edible Parts: Fruit
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Sow in situ
Pollinators: Various insects

Common names
  • Cantaloupe

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  • Posted by farmerdill (Augusta Georgia - Zone 8a) on Nov 16, 2012 11:37 AM concerning plant:
    A green fleshed 3-4 lb hybrid from Hollar. Almost round with sparse netting. According to Hollar "Interior color: Creamy white, with green towards the rind.
    Flesh characteristics: high sugar, 15% or more is common in Rocky Ford. Substantially higher sugar, on average, than cantaloupe or honeydew. Smoothly firm flesh, not crisp or too hard. Pleasantly aromatic but not overpowering."
    It is a very early maturing cultivar, a week to 10 days earlier than regular melons. More productive than Sensation. Flesh is firm but not crunchy. It is sweet, but no distinctive flavor.

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