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Melons

There are many different types of melons, from the watermelon to the cantaloupe to the honeydew. It is considered a type of berry.

Origin:

Africa and Southeast Asia

Planting Instructions/Basic Care Information:

Spring: SEEDS: Start outdoors three weeks after last frost. Transplants: Plant outdoors one month after last frost date.

Fall: Not recommended for fall planting.

Preferred Growing Climate: Full sun

Planting Depth: Seeds: 1″; transplant: depending on size

Plant Spacing: 2′

Days to Germinate: 5-10 days

Days to Harvest: 80-95 days

In Season:

Summer

Pairs Well With:

Other berries and fruits, salads, barbecues

Nutrition Facts:

Amount per 100 grams

Calories: 36

% Daily Value*

Total fat: 0.1 g ? ?0%

Saturated fat: 0 g ? ?0%

Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1 g

Monounsaturated fat: 0 g

Cholesterol: 0 mg ? ?0%

Sodium: 18 mg ? ?0%

Potassium: 228 mg ? ?6%

Total Carbohydrate: 9 g ? ?3%

Dietary fiber: 0.8 g ? ?3%

Sugar: 8 g

Protein: 0.5 g ? ?1%

Vitamin A: 1% ? ?Vitamin C: 30%

Calcium: 0% ? ?Iron: 1%

Vitamin D: 0% ? ?Vitamin B-6: 5%

Vitamin B-12: 0% ? ?Magnesium: 2%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.