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Edisto 47 Melon
'Edisto 47' melon.
Edisto 47 Melon
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Edisto 47
Cucumis melo L. Reticulatus Group

90 days — The oval fruits grow large (three to five pounds) on vigorous vines. The are medium netted with light ribs. Bred as a larger improved Edisto-type melon, 'Edisto 47' does well in hot, humid conditions and exhibits improved disease resistance to alternaria, powdery mildew and downy mildew.[1,2]

Bred and introduced by Dr. Morris B. Hughes.[1] of the Clemson University, South Carolina Agricultural Experimental Station, Blackville, South Carolina. 'Edisto 47' is the result of a stabilized cross between an F8 of a sister line of 'Edisto' with 'Georgia 47'.[3]

Introduced in 1964.[1,2] About 30 seeds per one gram packet.

Informational References:
  1. "New Cantaloupe Released By Experiment Station," The News and Courier," Charleston, South Carolina, February 23, 1963.
  2. "Edisto 47 Cantaloupe," The News and Courier," Charleston, South Carolina, July 17, 1964.
  3. "Vegetable Cultivar Descriptions for North America," Melon, Lists 1-26 Combined, Edited by James D. McCreight, U.S. Agricultural Research Station, Salinas, California.
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