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Vegetable Planting Calendar

Cantaloupe

Rich in vitamins A and C

  • Approximate planting per person per year, fresh, 3 to 5 hills
  • Approximate planting per person per year, process, 3 to 5 hills
  • 0.25 ounce of seeds for 100 feet of row
  • Minimum row space if hand cultivated, 48 inches
  • Minimum row space if using field implements, 60 inches
  • 60 inches between plants in row
  • Plant 0.5 inch deep
  • 80 to 90 days from planting to eating stage
  • 3,420 international units of vitamin A per 100 gram sample
  • 33 milligrams of vitamin C per 100 gram sample
  • For cantaloupe-related questions and answers, see MU Extension publication G6400, Frequently Asked Vegetable Questions.
  • Recommended varieties
    • Athena
      Medium net, oval shape; early to midseason
    • Eclipse
      Heavy net, round shape; mid-season
    • Legend
      Medium net, oblong shape; mid-season
    • Burpee Hybrid
      Large fruit; productive
    • Supermarket
      Musky flavor; productive
    • Saticoy
      Very good quality
    • Ambrosia
      Peach colored; sweet
    • Starship
      Good size and netting
    • Superstar
      Very large fruit

Growing zones in Missouri
 

  • Recommended planting dates
    • South Missouri
      April 20 to May 15
    • Central Missouri
      May 1 to 20
    • North Missouri
      May 10 to 20

 

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