Muskmelon growing herbaceous semi vine of the genus Cucumis also known as Cucumis melo or Musk melon, Muskmelon annual plant, can grow mediterranean, desert, subtropics, temperate or tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 4+.

Leaves color green in round or heart shape with lobes.

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

Muskmelon fruits

Fruit color orange inside and green yellowish the peel with like net structure, the fruit juicy sweet, 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 Muskmelon 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), slightly acidic and well-drained soil

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

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No

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

Planting season:
Spring

Pests and diseases:
Powdery mildew, aphids, fungal disease

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:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half shade (in desert)

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, depend on the species

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Late spring

General information about the flower
Yellow flower with five lobs, female contain semi fruits that looks like a little Muskmelon, 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

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Summer

Fruits pests or diseases:
Powdery mildew

What can be done with big quantities of Muskmelon 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?
80-120 days

Grow from seeds

Sowing requirement:
Easy to sow no special treatment

Saving seeds until sowing:
Room temperature, dry place

Sowing season:
Spring

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?
No

Scientific name:

Cucumis melo

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