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Cucumis melo Mighty Melon 'Yubari King'


Mighty Melon grafted melons produce 2-3 times (or more!) fruit than ungrafted plants and are more cold tolerant and disease resistant.

‘Yubari King’ is a sought-after and very expensive Japanese cantaloupe traditionally grown on the island of Hokkaido. It is prized for its renowned sweetness and beautiful orange flesh. Perfectly round melons of exacting sugar levels often go up for auction. In 2019 a pair of melons sold for $64,000! Your grafted ‘Yubari King’ will produce lots of melons. Now you too can eat like the rich and famous! Grow in a hot, sunny spot. 100 days. Mighty Melons grafted melons are hand grafted onto super strong rootstock which provides greater disease resistance, greater cold tolerance (so melons start growing faster in the spring), and great yield. Mighty Melon grafted plants usually produce 2-3 times more fruit than ungrafted plants, a difference that is especially large for heirloom varieties which do not always offer high yields.

Common Name: Grafted Cantaloupe

Family: Cucurbitaceae (The Gourd Family)

Zone Hardiness: 10-12

Light: Full Sun

Height: 8-12"

Width: 3-5'

Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Annual

Type: Tender

Bloom Time: Summer - Fall

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: Yes

Berries: Green

Benefits: Bees

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Indian Subcontinent

Asia and the Pacific - Southwest Asia and Asia Minor

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