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Melons

Cultural data: field planting

Growing season: warm season

Days to maturity: 75-80 days

Germination relative to soil temperature: optimum 70-75ºF, range from 70-80ºF.

Cultural information: soil moisture is very important in early stages. Avoid too much moisture.

Seed count: approx. 1,200 seeds/oz. or 19,000 seeds/lb.

Projected seed usage: 2-3 lb. per acre direct seed.

Diseases and pests: Bacterial wilt, Powdery mildews, cucumber beetles, wireworms.

Harvesting: must ripen on the vine. Color is usually an indicator of a ripe melon.