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Citrullus lanatus var. citroides
Synonyms: C. vulgaris citroides

Common Name(s): Citron melon
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Growing Days: 90 to 120 (days)
Precipitation: 16 to 157 (in.)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 5 to 8.7
Soil Texture/Type: Sandy loams
Soil Drainage:
Photoperiod Response:
Light Intensity:
Thrives when mean temperature above 20 C, and pH about 5. Killed by frost.
Pythium, Phytothora, Sclerotinia, Rhizoctonia, Cercospora, Helminthosporium/Bipolaris, Anthrachose, Powdery Mildew
Food - fruit, Animal Food - fodder


Geographical Origin:
Southern Africa
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