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Ananas D'Amerique A Chair Verte Melon (25-50 seeds) (AML110) $3.00
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Ananas D'Amerique A Chair Verte Melon

         
 
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This historic heirloom was grown by Thomas Jefferson in 1794. It was offered commercially in the USA in 1824, and it was illustrated in color in France in 1854 in the Vilmorin Album. This wonderful variety has become very rare. The fruit have netted skin and light green flesh that is firm, sweet and highly perfumed. Productive plants can be trained up a trellis.

 
Ananas D'Amerique A Chair Verte Melon
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 15
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
John
Location:
Bagdad, KY
Date:
August 22, 2014
          5.0
 
Good Taste
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? easy to grow

What are the cons? visual -hard to tell when ripe

Review:

I grew these last year without success mainly due to the weather. Yesterday I harvested the first two and cut them open this morning. Both vines slipped easily like a cantaloupe. The first one I cut I actually thought it was a cantaloupe until I saw the green flesh interior. I'd say it was a little past its prime due to the color on the outside. The taste was good but not fantastic. The second one was larger and when I opened it, I thought I had just opened an unripe melon - just like opening a premature honeydew. I tasted it thinking I had just ruined a melon but was pleasantly surprised with the taste! It was sweet and had the consistency of a watermelon but with less juice. Very tasty! I'd recommend this melon and saved every seed!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By John 22 Aug 2014

1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
SquishySquashy
Location:
Arlington, TX
Date:
August 15, 2014
          5.0
 
like honey if picked right
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? very tasty, lots of fruit

What are the cons? splits, short ripe window

Review:

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.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By SquishySquashy 15 Aug 2014

0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Loaded goat homestead
Location:
Danville, VA
Date:
August 3, 2014
          5.0
 
Best tasting melon
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, fatastic flavor

What are the cons? No dislikes or complaints

Review:

This is hands down the best tasting melon we have ever grown. It has been a huge hit at our local farmers market. Fatastic flavor, sweet and juicy. Excited to grow this again next year. Very easy to grow. We are definitely recommending this to everyone we talk to. A heirloom that needs to make a huge comeback. Thank you for sending us a free pack in our order this year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Loaded goat homestead 3 Aug 2014

1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Smitty
Location:
Raleigh, NC
Date:
August 3, 2014
          5.0
 
Great choice
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Flavor, size, appearance

What are the cons? n/a

Review:

One of several melon types I planted this year and the best of the bunch. A late hard freeze zapped most of the plants and I only ended up with one sturdy vine, but it was the first melon to produce and gave me four nice melons sized somewhere between baseball and softball. I left the first on the counter to "ripen" too long because I believe melons aren't supposed to be green, but this was a bad idea; subsequent melons eaten as soon as they popped off the vine were delicious, sweet, aromatic, and frankly amazing. Though the vine stopped producing after the initial flush, four melons per vine is pretty good. They were also very pretty and would sell well at market, although I found the aroma when fresh and ripe to be surprisingly limited. This was definitely the best of the varieties I tried this year and it will be in the garden next year. Raleigh has seen a rather wet season this year with intermittent cool and blazing hot periods, so, not the best growing season.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Smitty 3 Aug 2014

6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Fronklowes
Location:
Joplin, MO
Date:
April 29, 2014
          5.0
 
Liked by All
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? easy to tell when ripe

What are the cons? none

Review:

We grew 15 melon types in 5 gallon containers last summer. This one got a thumbs up from all our taste-testers. It took 28 days from the time it sprouted for it to flower and 77 days from sprouting to our first ripe melon. For those who might want to start early indoors, at 29 days from sprouting, the vine measured 17 inches long. This melon slips while it is still green, but turns yellowish/orange on the counter. Our melon weighed in at 1 pound, 5 ounces. The melon vine only produced 1 melon initially, but after the first was ripe, it began to form 3 more melons. They did not get to finish since we started so late in the season, but it appears that this vine will yield a second batch of melons if started early enough.

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By Fronklowes 29 Apr 2014

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