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Melon 'Honeydew Green'

Cucumis melo var. inodorus 'Honeydew Green'

Sweet melon, Cantaloupe, Asian melon, Muskmelon (Eng.), Winter spanspek, Groen spanspek (Afr.)

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'Honeydew Green' is an Asian melon with a smooth, thin skin and lime to pale green flesh. The vines are high-yielding and grow large fruits.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Summer, Spring
Fruiting time
Summer, Autumn

Harvesting

Harvest the fruit when fully ripe as they don't ripen any further once picked. Ripe melons give off a sweet scent. The fruit should feel heavy for its size and have a waxy (not fuzzy) surface. Fruit take roughly 120 days to mature.

Propagation

Seed
Direct sow seeds or start indoors in spring or summer. Sow seeds 1 cm deep with 6 seeds per hill with the hills 1.2-1.8 m apart or 30 cm apart in rows 1.5 m apart.

Special features

Geography

Origin
Asia, China
Natural climate
Sub-tropical

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Tender

Uses

Edible
The fruits are edible raw and are popular for desserts.

Personality

Family
Cucurbitaceae
Flower colour
Yellow
Scent
Mild

Problems

Squash bugs feed on foliage and harm young plants. Squash vine borers can kill plants as they tunnel through the vines causing wilting vines. Striped cucumber beetles damage plants by eating leaves as well as stems and fruit.

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