Melon plant growing – herbaceous of the genus Cucumis, Melon plant annual plant grow as semi vine or vine, can grow mediterranean, desert, subtropics, temperate or tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 4+.
Flower color yellow with five lobs, female contain semi fruits that looks like a little Melon plant, and male flower are smaller
Melon plant fruits
Fruit juicy sweet big in the color: green, yellow, orange, peel is not edible, the structure smooth or rough structure, after the picked need to give time to be ripen, seeds also edible
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Requirements for Melon plant 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),
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
Pests and diseases:
Powdery mildew, aphids, fungal disease
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:
Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, depend on the species
General information about the flower
Yellow flower with five lobs, female contain semi fruits that looks like a little Melon plant, 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
Fruit harvest season:
Fruits pests or diseases:
What can be done with big quantities of Melon plant fruits?
Fruit: eaten raw, juice. Rind: pickles, Seeds: salad, raw
Work requirements on the fruit:
Sometimes to space it from the ground
How long does it take to bear fruit?
Grow from seeds
Easy to sow no special treatment
Saving seeds until sowing:
Room temperature, dry place
Depend if trellising or not, 1-2 on the ground can be more depend on the species
Depth of Sowing:
Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist soil, full sun
Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water
Condition of seedling:
Warm weather, big amount of water, full sun
Do the seeds require burying?