Melon

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Family: CUCURBITACEAE

Botanical Name: Cucumis melo L.

Common Name:
SPANISH: Melón ENGLISH: Melon FRENCH: Melón DUTCH: Meloen
PORTUGUESE: Melao GERMAN: Melone ITALIAN: Melone

General characteristics:
Creeping annual plant, with herbaceous stems, highly branched, that emit tendrils, susceptible to pruning and internodes. Rounded leaves, more or less reniform, covered with somewhat rough pilosity. The flowers, in the commercial varieties, are generally monoecious. The first to appear are the male ones; the female flowers appear on the secondary stems and from the first leaf of each tertiary stem. The fruits are peponid, with a very varied shape and appearance.

Indicative data:
● Number of Seeds per Gram: 25-35
● Useful Plants per 10 gr. of Seed: 200-300
● Sowing spacing between rows: 100-200
● Sowing spacing between plants: 50-100
● Seeds per Stroke: 1-2
● Planting depth: 1-2 cm
● Growing Cycle: 3-5 months
● Kilograms per Seed per Hectare: 0.6-0.4-1
● Germination Temperature (minimum, maximum, optimum): 12ºC, 35ºC, 26ºC
● Germination Time: 3-7 days

VARIETYTYPERESISTANTPLANT VIGORWEIGTH kgREMARKS
M-5268AnanasMedium4,0-4,8Oval shape, uniform netting
M-5686 Ananas orangeLow2,0-2,7Very firm meat
M-5256Yellow semiwrinkledFom:0,1,/PxLow2,6-3,0Early sowings
M-6350Yellow semiwrinkledFom:0,1,2/Px/MNSVMedium3,6-4,3Rough
M-5278WhiteMedium4-5Early maturing
M-5730GaliaLow2Traditional galia
M-5284Yellow orange fleshLow1,0-1,5High brix
M-5428Yellow orange fleshMedium1,2-1,6High brix and
vigorous plant
M-5888SapoMNSV/Px Medium4,8-5,3Big fruit
M-5922SapoMNSV/Fom:0,1,2/Px High4-5Very nice netting
M-5926SapoMNSV/Px High3,2-3,6For late sowings
M-6028 NewSapoMNSV/Fom:0,1,2/PxMedium5,5-6,5The biggest
M-6330SapoFom:0,1/Px/MNSVLow2,5-3,5Elongated-oval shape
M-6400SapoFom:0,1/Px/MNSVLow2,9-3,2Elongated-oval shape
M-5770Sapo orange fleshFom:0,1/PxLow2-4,5Excellent taste
and storage
M-5998Sapo orange fleshMNSV/Fom:0,1/PxMedium2,5-3Consistent fruit size
M-6908CharentaisMedium2Very dark leaves
M-6758DinoHigh1.7-2Oval fruit
M-6394GaliaHigh1.6Round shape
M-6910GaliaHigh1.6-2.0Easy setting
M-6398GaliaHigh1.5Orange flesh

Cucumis melo (MELON)
Scientific nameEnglish common nameCode
Viruses
Melon necrotic spot virusMelon necrotic spotMNSV
Fungi
Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. melonisFusarium wiltFom
Podosphaera xanthiiPowdery mildewPx

Types