Melons

Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 23

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Nickname:
KT
Location:
Melbourne, Australia
Date:
June 22, 2016
          5.0
 
Excellent
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? flavor

What are the cons? my climate

Review:

Tried these in 2015 but it was a bust. I had planted too late. In 2016 got the seeds sown early enough and was actually able to enjoy these melons. I liked them even better than the Petit Gris de Rennes. Where I live, summer nighttime temps rarely get above 53, but that wonderful El Nino bumped a number of nights to 55 and that was enough to get them to ripen. I envy those who enjoy warm summer nights because if I had that I'd have a garden filled with these melon plants.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
kris
Location:
St. George, UT, United States
Date:
August 19, 2015
          5.0
 
Awesome Desert Plant
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Sweet, easy to grow

What are the cons? large plant

Review:

I grew these in the desert they are extremely drought resistant, I started these in early may which everyone told me they would not make it. We had a heatwave for 2 weeks at 110 degrees. This did not effect the plant at all. I yielded about 12 fruits off of 3 plants very sweet taste just like a cantaloup but green.

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8 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jonny Farmer
Location:
Sherman Oaks, CA, United States
Date:
August 17, 2015
          5.0
 
A golden gem of a melon.
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow. Tastiest fruit.

What are the cons? Prone to aphids & pow. mildew.

Review:

Hands down one of my favorite melons; also received as a gift from my first purchase with Rareseeds two years back. Prep beds with plenty of compost, bone meal and all-purpose natural fertilizer. Feed well throughout season. They thrive on trellising producing many vines with dense foliage and prefer full sun with late afternoon shade. Prone to aphids (they took my four plants this year) and powdery mildew. Very prodigious. Wait until the melons are golden on the vine - they will literally fall into your hands at the slightest touch. That's when they're perfect. Juicy, bright-green flesh with a hint of orange towards the center. Faint pineapple aroma; tastes of honeydew and cantaloupe. Really sweet! My daughter's nicknamed it Cantadew.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
wcsoccerfan
Location:
Athens, GA, United States
Date:
July 23, 2015
          4.0
 
Good. Comes with a story too
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Tasty

What are the cons? Splits

Review:

I'd never grown melons before. I was excited about my 2 melons I was growing last year. One summer afternoon, I was working in the garden on a rare super rainy day. Eaten alive by mosquitoes, drenched to the core, I finished weeding and went over to my plants to examine my developing melons. Oh cruel world! The 1.5 inches of rain we had gotten all morning caused the biggest one to split (actually, several ended up splitting on me throughout the summer). I said to heck with it. I'm hot, nasty, hungry, and parched. Let's just taste the stupid thing before it rots Delicious! No regrets. I wouldn't rate it miles ahead of a store-bought one during peak season, but it was dang tasty. The store-bought ones are sweeter during peak season than this ended up being, but this was certainly more complex and aromatic. From 3 plants I got 8 or 9 fruits. Would have had more, but pests and mildew started getting them later in the summer. Plan to grow again, though I may try others.

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4 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mommabee
Location:
Lubbock, TX
Date:
January 2, 2015
          5.0
 
Late bloomers but worth it
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Flavor

What are the cons? None

Review:

Once these finally started producing they were fantastic!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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