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Specialty Melon Production for Small and Direct-Market Growers

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By Justin Duncan and Jim Ewing ~ NCAT Agriculture Specialists

Published: March 2015

Updated: June 2015



16 pages


This publication provides an overview of production and marketing of numerous different species and varieties of specialty melons (Family: Cucurbitaceae). It addresses production considerations including seed sources, planting needs, soil preparation, and insect pest and disease control. It also discusses marketing outlets for producers to sell their melons and summarizes results of current melon research. A resource list details sources for more information, seeds, and supplies useful for melon growing.

Table of Contents

Cultural Information
Types of Specialty
Current Research
Major Insect Pests
Major Diseases
Further Resources

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