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Melons: Cucumis melo 'Valencia Winter'

Botanical name: Cucumis melo 'Valencia Winter'

Common name: melon

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Melons: Cucumis melo 'Valencia Winter'

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Soil: damp, acidic, loam
Sun:
  
Zones: 1a thru 11a
Care:
average
Lifespan:
annual
Category:   
Attributes:

winter interest, fall interest, bee attracting, edible

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description for "Melons: Cucumis melo 'Valencia Winter'"

Known for its unique appearance and ripening habits is 'Valencia Winter' melon. This rare variety dates back to the 1830's and is characterized by its wrinkled black/green skin and sweet, crisp white flesh. It is called a winter melon due to the fact that after harvest, the fruits continue to ripen and can be stored up to four months. Enjoy eaten fresh or stored for later use. Maturity in 60-90 days. Edited by S. Derr

History:

Seeds originally collected in Italy

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