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Cantaloupe-9
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Cantaloupe   Sweet Bush Hybrid (Cucumis melo)

Space-saving, bush-type plants bear round, well-netted, 2 pound fruits. The flesh of these melons is flavorful, deep orange and juicy. Vigorous plants are resistant to powdery mildew and bear 3-4 fruits each. These seeds require warm air and soil temperatures before sowing in the garden. Ready to harvest in just 74 days from sowing.

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Plant Types: Annual, Fruit
Light: Full Sun
Height: 1 foot
Width: 10 feet
Bloom Color: Orange, Yellow
Bloom Seasons: Early summer, Mid summer, Late summer, Early fall, Mid fall, Late fall
Special Features: Edible
Fertilizer: High-Phosphate Fertilizer, High-Potash Fertilizer, Low-Nitrogen Fertilizer
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Plant Care
Planting:

Plant seeds in a sunny spot one or two weeks after the last frost date.

Harvesting:

When the desired size is achieved, snip off at the stem with pruning shears.

Soil and Irrigation:

Keep the soil moist by watering about 1" once every week. Do not water the crown of the plant, it can damage the roots.

Fertilization:

Provide fertilizer with low nitrogen and high potassium and phosphorus for good fruit development.