Still the flavor favorite as an orange-flesh cantaloupe for Specialty Markets, this luscious super sweet flavored melon has extra thick flesh, and a small seed cavity. Each melon weighs between 4 and 4½ pounds, has no ribs, is almost round, and has heavy netting on medium thick skin. Ambrosia has won the tasting contests for cantaloupe several years in San Jose, California. Ambrosia is Downy Mildew tolerant, making it a winner for the fresh market.
Approximately 1200 sds/oz or 19,000 sds/lb.
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.