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Planted at Mount Vernon


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    Muskmelons are a trailing, vining plant with small yellow flowers which often performs better when grown on a trellis. They produce fruit in a wide variety of shapes and colors. Their fruits are frequently fragrant.

    Latin Name

    Cucumis melo


    Family

    Cucurbitaceae


    Type of Plant

    Annual
    Vegetable

    Seasons

    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 9'
    Max Spread: 3'

    Uses

  • Annual
  • Edible
  • Vegetable

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Colors


    Native Range

    Middle East


    History

    Washington thanks Charles Cotesworth Pinckney for some melon seeds that he had sent to Mrs. Washington in 1799.


    Other Details

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    Grown by Washington

    Bring Washington's Garden Home

    Purchase our historic seeds, collected from plants grown at Mount Vernon and plant them in your own garden.

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