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Plants of the Southwest

Cassava (Spanish Melon)

Dark green outside, sweet, green-gold inside. The fruits average 10 lbs. each, with 4 or 5 fruits per vine. Excellent keeper if kept cool and dry. Sow in rich, warm soil after last frost or start indoors 4 weeks before transplanting. Plant 1'' deep, in hills 2 ft. apart, 3 seeds per hill. 140 days.