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Post  toledobend on 9/4/2013, 5:30 pm

Due to a heavy workload this spring and summer, I didn't plant until last month.  I planted Malabar spinach in the north 4 squares with trellis, put in another trellis in the next northern 4 squares where I planted 4 personal sized watermelons (from seed) and then planted the rest of the squares with cantaloupe seed.  I already have 7 decent watermelons growing on the trellis plus a few more babies and buds.  I also have a few cantaloupes growing plus a 50 or so cantaloupe flowers.  The question is since I have so many cantaloupes, will the bees create mutant melons because they are bouncing back from watermelon flowers to cantaloupe flowers?
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Re: Watermelon and cantaloupe in same 4x4 box question

Post  toledobend on 9/5/2013, 1:08 pm

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Re: Watermelon and cantaloupe in same 4x4 box question

Post  CapeCoddess on 9/5/2013, 1:20 pm

I don't know if melons cross pollinate like squash do, so can't answer, but I'd LOVE to see a photo of your melon box & trellis!

Here's a website that may answer your question but I haven't read it myself:
http://www.walterreeves.com/food-gardening/squashpumpkincucumberwatermelon-pollination-explanation/

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Re: Watermelon and cantaloupe in same 4x4 box question

Post  sanderson on 9/5/2013, 2:05 pm

CC, Thanks for the link.
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Re: Watermelon and cantaloupe in same 4x4 box question

Post  HiDesert on 9/5/2013, 4:11 pm

You'll be fine. I did this too this year and everything turned out good.
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Re: Watermelon and cantaloupe in same 4x4 box question

Post  toledobend on 9/6/2013, 12:30 pm

Here are my two raised boxes on the patio.  One has two trellises (four Malabar spinach on one trellis, four personal size watermelon on the second trellis, and 7 cantaloupe plants.  The other has only one trellis and only 3 cantaloupe plants

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Re: Watermelon and cantaloupe in same 4x4 box question

Post  littlejo on 9/6/2013, 12:38 pm

The melons and cantalope may cross pollinate but won't affect taste this yr. But the seeds may give you a cross next yr.
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