Seed Saving: Expert
Water Requirements: 3
Piel de Sapo Melon (Cucumis melo)
Piel de Sapo Melon (Cucumis melo): in Sardinian dialect, toad's skin.
It is a typical product grown in the Sinis Peninsula. This sweet fruit has wrinkled, green skin and black spots, very similar to the amphibian’s skin. The pulp is white, crunchy, and very sweet, with an average weight of 2/3 kg. Each plant produces 5-6 fruits and boasts the characteristics for excellent conservation (2-3 months).
- Very low: no need for irrigation
- Low, also suitable for hot and arid areas, irrigate only in case of prolonged drought
- Reduced needs, 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
- 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.