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15 seeds

Cultivation: easy

Seed saving: intermediate

Water Requirements: 3


Mango Melon (Cucumis melo)

  • Mango Melon (Cucumis melo): heirloom variety of  exceptional characteristics, the small fruits are very fragrant.

    A few fruits placed on a bowl would fill a whole room with their tropical aroma, very much like peaches and mangoes.

    The pulp is juicy and sweet, it can be eaten raw like any other melon, but it is good in other ways, like jams; just let your imagination fly!

    The plant is rustic and resistant to water stress, so it does not require much care during cultivation. It prefers full sun exposure, which helps the abundant fruits to ripe. Ready in 80 days.

    The origins of Chito (its original name) are not certain, but it is certainly one of the oldest cultivated melons.


    1. Very low: no need for irrigation
    2. Low: also suitable for hot and arid areas, irrigate only in case of prolonged drough.
    3. Reduced: this variety is amongst the leas demanding of its species, hence it is highly suitable for areas with sporadic rainfall, to be irrigated only in case of prolonged droughts
    4. Tolerant to water stress: it needs moderate irrigation, suitable for gardens with low water consumption.


    We are currently creating a guide for this kind of cultivation, unfortunately, until the guide is published, this is only an overall indication that we can provide without causing confusion about the process. Dry farming, in fact, requires cultivation techniques suitable for the specific  pedoclimate and substrate. All of the varieties included in this category have been acclimatized in Italy.

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