Melons

Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 29

96.6% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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8 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Dirktenor
Location:
Boise, ID, United States
Date:
January 31, 2017
          5.0
 
Amazing Flavor
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Easy grower, taste

What are the cons? none

Review:

2016 was my first year trying to grow this melon. While I got everything out too late (mid-June), this variety grew nicely in the heat and produced several smaller melons. The flavor was truly outstanding: they tasted like caramel/butterscotch! Absolutely divine! Even the tiniest melons late in the season had this marvelous flavor. Definitely growing again in '17 and setting out earlier!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Templeflower
Location:
Twin Cities, MN, United States
Date:
January 16, 2017
          5.0
 
Lovely melon for the north.
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? easy to grow, quick ripening

What are the cons? Children didn't like the taste

Review:

A great small melon for the Minnesota gardener! This one did great in my southern facing bed, rambling all over my water feature, in the sunniest, hottest spot of my garden. The pretty vines got a lot of compliments from passersby. Very vigorous, these easily out-competed my other melon (charentais) so consider growing this by itself, and on a trellis. We got a nice harvest of melons, but be careful, these do NOT slip when ripe. Very fragrant, almost perfumed flesh, great for a refined taste, but it wasn't a favorite with my younger children.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Andrew
Location:
Andrews, IN, United States
Date:
November 3, 2016
          4.0
 
Good Heirloom Melon
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? easy to grow

What are the cons? needed insect protection

Review:

This melon was pretty easy to grow and produced 3-4 2lb-3lb fruits per plant. When picked ripe, they were great tasting. Ripe when disconnects from the stem. My problem was that wasps where burrowing into the fruit just before they needed picked. Maybe this was a bad year for wasps here, but if I let they fruit properly ripen they would get attacked, if I picked earlier they were not as sweet. Next time I will try to protect the fruit from insects.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Stonybrook Canyon Farm
Location:
Castro Valley, CA, United States
Date:
October 29, 2016
          3.0
 
Not a fan
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? the history of this melon

What are the cons? texture

Review:

We've been growing melons for years, and this is one of the few we did not care for. It was very productive, compact vines, cute little melons, fragrant, and sweet....which are all the things we like in a melon. But we found this melon to be really soft and mushy when ripe. If we picked before the flesh turned soft, it had no flavor or sweetness. If we waited until fully ripe, they were too soft to sell. None of our buyers liked them. I'm sure there are plenty of people who will like this melon and won't mind the soft texture, but we couldn't sell the small crop we grew.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Cindy B
Location:
Miles City, MT, United States
Date:
September 30, 2016
          5.0
 
Fabulous Flavor
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Trellised nicely

What are the cons? none

Review:

I planted this melon last year along with others. We had a rough season last year and none of my melons did well at all. I had to give this a 5 rating for easy to grow as it came up volunteer in my potatoes this year. I put up a scrap piece of hog wire for a trellis and it made a beautiful melon support. I probably would have gotten more than 3 melons from one plant ( there are lots of little lemon size melons that won't mature), had I planted it myself early in the spring. The flavor is sooo sweet and fragrant. My friends swear they will never buy store bought melon again. I will grow this one next year!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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