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Fruit and Vegetable Research Trials

Posted by bramwell | May 5, 2020

2019 Melon Variety Trials

Melon (Cucumis melo) is a warm-season crop that is sensitive to temperature and thrives well in a hot, dry climate with mean daily temperature of 22-30℃. In 2019 the WSU Western Washington Regional Horticulture program tested 10 different melon cultivars including 5 cantaloupe (Athena, Divergent, Goddess, Sugar Cube, and Sugar Rush), 4 honeydew (HD93, Orange Sugar, Pongo, and Snow Mass), and 1 ananas (San Juan), and we compared yield in a high tunnel and the adjacent open field.