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Guide for growing cantaloupes in north Florida

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Title:
Guide for growing cantaloupes in north Florida
Series Title:
Veg. crops MR - Florida Cooperative Extension Service ; 66-7
Creator:
University of Florida -- Agricultural Extension Service
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, Fla.
Publisher:
Agricultural Extension Service, University of Florida
Publication Date:
Copyright Date:
1966
Language:
English
Physical Description:
1 leaf : ; 28 cm.

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Subjects / Keywords:
Muskmelon -- Florida ( lcsh )
Roundworms ( jstor )
Powdery mildew ( jstor )
Cantaloupes ( jstor )
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government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent) ( marcgt )
non-fiction ( marcgt )

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University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
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Resource Identifier:
434438905 ( OCLC )

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> / GUIDE FOR GROWING CANTALOUPES IN NORTH FLORIDA U L 11 1972

Planting Dates March and April
I.FAS. Univ. of Florida
Varieties Recommended:
1. Hales Jumbo No disease resistance. Large in size and only fair
in quality.
2. Edisto Developed in South Carolina. Good resistance to powdery
mildew and Alternaria and tolerant to downy mildew. Large in
size and good in quality. '.. ;.. *,
3. PMR-45 Resistant to powdery mildew. Medium in size and fair in
quality.
4. Seminole Highly resistant to downy and powdery mildew. Small
in size and high in quality. For trial purpose only.
5. Smith's Perfect Resistant to downy mildew. Large in size and
high in quality.

Liming Have a soil sample analyzed and lime if below 5.5. Do not raise
pH higher than 6.0.

Fertilization:
1. Placement Best results are obtained by applying fertilizer in two
bands, each located 2 to 3 below and 3 to 4 inches to the side of
the planting row.
2. Rates
a. Sandy soil without irrigation 1000 to 1200 lbs. of 6-8-6 or equivalent
grade.
b. Sandy soil with irrigation 1800 to 2000 lbs. of 6-8-6 or equivalent
grade.
3. Sidedressing Heavy rains leach out nitrogen and potash. For side-
dressing use 100 to 200 lbs. of 15-0-15 or equivalent grade.

XWasct Control:
See attached Circular 193A.
Disease Control:
See attached Circular 193A.
Nematodes:
Cantaloupes are very susceptible to nematode injury. Soil planted to okra,
cukes or cantaloupes the year before may be heavily infested with nematodes
and should be avoided.

Fumigation will help plants get off to a good start on soils infested with
nematodes. Apply DD or EDB in the row according to manufacturer's recom-
mendations.

Harvesting:
There are no exact measures for maturity for all varieties. Color, net
and ease of separation from the vine are all indications of degree of
maturity.

Care should be exercised to prevent bruising in harvesting, grading and
packing.