An Overview of Cantaloupe Melon
Cantaloupe is a juicy, orange summer fruit related to watermelon and honeydew melon. It also belongs to the same plant family as cucumbers, pumpkins, squash, and squash. The most familiar semi-sweet cantaloupe in the United States is a type of cucumber scientifically known as Cucumis melo reticulatus.
More to love in Cantaloupe Melon :
- Your vision can be improved by eating cantaloupe daily
- At least one seed should germinate per spot if you plant 2-3 seeds
- A good layer of organic mulch can help keep the soil warm and moist
Benefits of Cantaloupe Melon
The combination of vitamins C, zeaxanthin and carotenoids available in cantaloupe improves vision and reduces the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration (an eye disease that causes loss of vision in the central field of vision).
How to sow and care for Cantaloupe Melon
Plant seeds four weeks before the last frost date in large seedling pots, large soil blocks, or in seedling trays with a large opening in the sterile seed starting mix. Seedlings will grow rapidly! In order to plant cantaloupe seeds, they need to be buried approximately 12 inches deep.
Keep the seedlings evenly watered and very warm. They will grow vigorously, so use small shears to cut all but the strongest seedlings from each plot. After the last frost day, you can plant cantaloupe seedlings 36 inches apart in the garden. Like many other plants, they like about one inch of water per week.
Note: This Overview is intended as a guide only since cultural practices and climatic conditions may vary.
- Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
- Type of soil: Lomay
- USDA Zones: 4-11
- Sunlight: At Least 8
- Kingdom: Plantae
- Scientific name: Cucumis melo var. cantalupensis
- Higher classification: Muskmelon
- Eaten by: Coyote
- Rank: Cultivar
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- Shipping Cost: Starting at 2,00 Euros
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The delivery time for Ireland and Northern Ireland is usually two working days for orders placed before 4 pm.
⦿ Shipping Cost: Starting at 2,00 Euros
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⦿ Shipping Cost: Starting at 2,90 Euros
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