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Melon 'Plum Granny'

Cucumis melo

Plum Granny is a variety of Melon which is a member of the Cucumis family. Its botanical name is Cucumis melo 'Plum Granny'. Plum Granny is a heirloom variety.

Victorian era heirloom, typically grown for the fragrance as the flavor is bland.

This variety is an Fruit that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Plum Granny is known for its Vine habit and growing to a height of approximately 30.0 cm (11.7 inches).

Be aware that Plum Granny Melon typically needs a fair amount of maintenance and care in order to grow successfully. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests. Pay attention to weeding, feed and pruning schedules to ensure your plant remains in peak condition.

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How to grow Melon 'Plum Granny'

  • Full Sun

  • High

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water often. Plum Granny is generally regarded as a hardy plant, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. Plum Granny needs a potting mix and loamy soil with a ph of 6.1 to 7.5 (weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil).

Growing Plum Granny from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 1.89 feet (58.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.5 inches (1.27 cm). For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 21°C / 70°F.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Plum Granny about 14 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Plum Granny

Plum Granny is hardy, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Plum Granny

Two to three inches wide.

Melon 'Plum Granny' information

How long does Plum Granny take to grow?

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Other Names for Melon 'Plum Granny'

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