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Cucumis melo
FRUIT-INDIAN CREAM-MELON is one of the more unusual melons. Produces an elongated fruit with smooth yellow-white skin, which splits open and peels back resembling a ‘Cobra’ hood. The flesh is dry and has a distinctive aroma and taste. Suitable as a flavor base for home-made ice-cream and delicious with ice-cream and honey. Sow Spring ~ Summer and all year in tropics.

Space seeds 50cm apart. Space rows 130cm apart. Likes rich well-drained soil. Add lime to achieve pH. Best to water roots, not leaves to prevent mildew.


Germination Time (Days) 5
Maturity Time (Days) 85 – 100
Sowing Depth (mm) 25
Plant Spacing (cm) 50
Row Spacing (cm) 130
pH 6.5
Soil Temperature (°C)
Hardy / Frost Tender Hardy
Sow Direct / Raise Seedlings

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Seed Preparation