This melon gives you the best of both worlds—a combination of French and American melons. It has the netted skin of a cantaloupe, but in an oblong shape that can weigh in at 5 to 8 pounds! The flesh is light orange and deliciously sweet. The Ananas Coquette melon is both prolific and disease-resistant. Use in smoothies, fruit salad, appetizers, and even ice cream.
- full sun (six to eight hours)
- 6.2 to 6.8
- 4 to 9
- thin to three or four seedlings in a 12-inch mound
- space mounds 4 to 6 feet all around
- 1 to 2 inches per week
- prefers well-drained, sandy loam soil with lots of direct sunlight
- keep fruits off the ground
- keep weeds under control with mulch; black plastic helps deter weeds and retain moisture
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