What are the pros? very tasty, lots of fruit
What are the cons? splits, short ripe window
I got the seeds as a free extra packet, so I grew one plant this year. That's all I had room for, because the vines covered half the garden and nearly smothered out my watermelons. Vines grow very quickly. I thought I was going to dig my potatoes, but suddenly there's vines all in the way...oops.
The plant set 11 fruits, which seems like a lot to me. They were good size, and sweet with a honey flavor. Best I've tasted so far. There are some minor downsides though. If you get 2 weeks with no rain, and then it rains just as the melons are ripening, they will burst. I lost 3 that way. They say you are supposed to wait til the melons slip the vine by themselves, but if you do that, be there the second it falls off or it will be overripe. Still edible, but not near as delicious. My garden is not where I live, so it was difficult for me to be there at the peak of ripeness. The skin will turn yellow when it is almost ready. Picked at half-slip they are excellent.
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