PlantsCantaloupes→Crisp Melon (Cucumis melo 'Silver Light')

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Fruit: Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Uses: Vegetable
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Days to germinate: 7-14
Depth to plant seed: 1 inch
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Sow seeds 3 inches apart in rows after all danger of frost is past.
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Location: Bronx NYDate: September 2015
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Location: Bronx NYDate: September 2015Comparison to a small apple.
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Posted by bxncbx (NYC - Zone 7a) on Oct 20, 2015 8:08 PM

This is a very tasty personal-sized melon. It has sweet, green flesh. The seed cavity is fairly large, but the rind is very thin, so you end up with more flesh than you might expect. Good for short-season and Northern growers or anyone who doesn't have a lot of space. Grows great on a trellis. Fruit emits a scent when ripe and turns yellow. Will not slip easily from the vine!

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