How to grow Canary melon

Canary melon growing – herbaceous of the genus Cucumis, Canary melon annual plant grow as creeping vine or vine, can grow mediterranean, desert, subtropics, temperate or tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 2+.

Flower color yellow with five lobs, female contain semi fruits that looks like a little Melon, and male flower are smaller

Canary melon fruits

Fruit edible oval-shaped, the fruit juicy sweet big in the color yellow, peel also yellow or green is not edible, the structure smooth

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Requirements for Canary melon growing and care:

Recommend to watering on the ground and not watering on the leaves or the fruits, some species need trellising (the small ones), arid summer, well-draining soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
When the plant attacked in the base if not treatment well it will die

Planting season:

Pests and diseases:
Powdery mildew, aphids, fungal disease, cucumber beetle

Pruning season:
All the season

How to prune:
Infected leaves needed to take out, before cut, try to clean them, don’t prune growth vertex

Size of the plant?
1-2 m, 40-80 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Yellow flower with five lobs, female contain semi fruits that looks like a little Canary melon, and male flower are smaller

Thinning the bloom:
Sometimes happened because disease or not enough water

Pollination is done by:
Bees and more pollinators, by hand

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Fruit harvest season:

Fruits pests or diseases:
Powdery mildew

What can be done with big quantities of Canary melon fruits?
Eaten raw, juice

Work requirements on the fruit:

How long does it take to bear fruit?
80-90 days

Ripening of fruit:
Picked before fully ripen after the picked need to give time to be ripen.

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Sowing requirement:
Easy to sow no special treatment

Saving seeds until sowing:
Room temperature, dry place

Sowing season:

Planting spacing:
Depend if trellising or not, 1-2 on the ground can be more depend on the species

Depth of Sowing:
1-2 cm

Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist soil, full sun

Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water

Germination time:
4-20 days

Condition of seedling:
Warm weather, big amount of water, full sun

Do the seeds require burying?

Scientific name:

Cucumis melo g. Inodorus

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

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Harvest season

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Hardiness zone