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Melons are a member of the Cucurbitaceae family and require the same warm temperatures and high-fruiting potassium levels as cucumbers. Originally from Africa, they are cultivated hydroponically on a worldwide scale and can fetch premium prices in cold winter climates. The term cantaloupe has come to mean a wide range of different melon fruit types sold in fresh produce markets, but there are distinct types. The most commonly grown hydroponic type is the netted melon, also called a musk melon, which has a distinctive raised network of tan-gray-colored netting on the surface of the fruit. The aromatic flesh of netted melons goes from green to salmon orange and the flesh at full maturity is sweet and succulent. Cantaloupe melons are grown hydroponically in fields in warmer regions. They have a warty or scaly skin but are not netted, and often have deeply grooved fruit shapes that are usually orange fleshed. Winter melons such as the honeydew are smooth-skinned and typically have green flesh. There are also a number of specialty and heirloom melon types not commonly grown commercially that have good potential for indoor and greenhouse growers, or for gardeners looking for a small, niche-market crop. Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsGrowing Vertical Growing Squash Melons and Cucumbers up a nylon web trellisHydroponic Vertical MelonsMelon netting – Growing Vertical Growing Squash Melons and Cucumbers up a nylon web trellisHow to Sling Vertical Growing MelonsAquaponics Rocks ( Growing Medium ) Wash Install Plant – $40 Aquaponics – Barrelponics Made EasyBeginner Balcony Food Gardening: Beans, Peppers, Scallions, Melons, More …

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  • Out Of Place Ninja 7 months ago

    Nice melons…

  • drewdeal 7 months ago

    Just one vine for each plant. What is the routine and technique for cutting off the suckers?