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Melon 'Pride of Wisconsin'

Cucumis melo

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'Pride of Wisconsin' is a Melon variety in the Cucumis genus with a scientific name of Cucumis melo. Pride of Wisconsin is a heirloom variety.

Heirloom from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US.

An annual, so it will last but a year in its native climate. Pride of Wisconsin is known for its Vine habit and growing to a height of approximately 30.0 cm (11.7 inches). This variety tends to bloom in early summer.

United States is believed to be where Pride of Wisconsin originates from.

Be aware that Pride of Wisconsin 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.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Pride of Wisconsin have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Pride of Wisconsin

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Enjoys a full sun position in your garden and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Pride of Wisconsin is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. Ideally plant in potting mix and loamy soil and try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 6.1 and 7.5 as Pride of Wisconsin likes to be in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Pride of Wisconsin from seed

Sow 0.5 inches (1.27 cm) deep with a guideline distance of 1.89 feet (58.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 21°C / 70°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Pride of Wisconsin about 14 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Pride of Wisconsin

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Pride of Wisconsin is a hardy plant.

By our calculations, you should look at planting out Pride of Wisconsin about 88 days before your last frost date.

Harvesting Pride of Wisconsin

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by late summer.

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