Melons

Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 17

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Nickname:
Ameda
Location:
IRVING, TX
Date:
September 17, 2014
          5.0
 
First Success With A Melon
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? delicious complex flavor

What are the cons? none

Review:

This was my first-ever success with growing melons, and I'm very, very pleased. I grew these in a container, and the vines are VERY vigorous and clambered over the hedge in front of my patio. Next year, I plan to give this and my bushel gourds hog panel arches to climb! The melons slip easily when ripe, though the rind doesn't give too much warning with color change. I got 6 melons from one vine. In a container, I think this is astonishing! The flavor and aroma are fantastic. Complex and not too sweet. Definitely on my growing plan for next year!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Dan
Location:
Beaver Dam, UT
Date:
September 3, 2014
          5.0
 
One of the sweetest melons...
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? flavor

What are the cons? none

Review:

I got this seed as a gift from rareseeds.com. I started them indoors with the rest of my melons. Germination was excellent. I forgot I had them until I went to pick what I thought was an overrip cantaloupe. Surprise! It was green inside and the taste was out of this world. You should definitely give this one a try. I will be ordering more seed.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

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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4 out of 4 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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2 out of 2 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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