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( Melon Apple Melon )
|'Melon Apple', also known as 'Orange', 'Mango', and 'Vegetable Orange', is an heirloom variety of melon which is round. The skin is orange when ripe. It is generally used in cooking rather than eaten raw, and is often used in stir-frys or sliced and baked in pies. The flavor is of a lemon-brushed cucumber. Melons can be a challenge to grow, so dependant are they on good soil and hot weather. Starting them in pots can also be useful, as the roots will be less disturbed by transplanting.
Vine productivity can be improved by pruning. When the vines are 2.5 feet long, remove the end buds, which will encourage lateral growth. Keeping the vines short will preserve the plant's resources for the fruit.
Important Info : They can be difficult to grow outside the region in which they were developed. Baking hot, sandy soil, is generally a good bet for improving your crop. It is useful to have a cold frame to get the plants going early.
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