Growing Crenshaw Melon Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Cucumis melo
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- Days to Maturity: 110 days
- Hardiness Zone: 3-9
- Planting Depth: 1"
- Plant Spacing: 4-6"
- Row Spacing: 30"
- Growth Habit: Vine
- Soil Preference: Moist and well drained, temp of 55 to 65 F, pH 6 to 7
- Temp Preference: Warmer
- Light Preference: Full Sun
- Diseases/pests: Susceptible to corn wireworms, cutworms, and fungal diseases Light and dark yellow-green
The Crenshaw melon seeds will need full sun to thrive, and can be planted indoors and transplanted outside after six weeks. Alternatively, the seeds can be directly planted outside two weeks after the last frost in the spring. The seeds should be sown one inch deep, four to six feet apart, in loose soil. While growing, the melons will need regular and even growing. When the melons have reached their full size, watering should be stopped while the melons mature. After about one hundred and ten days, the melons will be ripe and should easily slide off the vine.
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