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Apple Melon (25-50 seeds) (OML135) $3.00

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Apple Melon

         
 
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85 days. Adorable little tear-drop shaped melons just fit your hand. The cheerful golden-yellow-and green striped skin is thin like many Asian types; the fruit is eaten skin and all, like an apple. Our growers, the Gingerich family of Kentucky, first found this variety in Filadelfia in the Gran Chaco region of western Paraguay, in 1968. They grew it elsewhere in Paraguay and Belize for years before moving to Kentucky, where they have enjoyed it for several years. They and we are excited to pass this gem onto you!
 
Apple Melon
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 8
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0

75.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
CedarSide Farm
Location:
Midway, TN, United States
Date:
August 22, 2016
          5.0
 
A easy plant
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Survived bad drought,

What are the cons? Spreads

Review:

Planted in May on paper sheet mulching and then the drought hit. The papaya and banana melons never fruited. But this one fruited and prouduced about 5 melons per plant. It has a crisp apple like texture with a mild sweet lemon flavor. I tested a bunch of melons to see which would suit us best. This one is a winner for our zone and annual drought. I plan to plant it more abundantly next year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Eric R.
Location:
The Colony, TX, United States
Date:
July 13, 2016
          5.0
 
Excellent Fruit
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Great taste, easy to grow

What are the cons? None

Review:

My first time growing this fruit. I will say that I was pleasantly surprised at the flavor. It was sweet and creamy. I tried eating it with and without the skin ( I preferred without, although the skin wasn't unpleasant). I was able to harvest several fruit off of each plant. I will plant again next year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

8 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
StephenGould
Location:
Seymour, MO, United States
Date:
September 2, 2015
          5.0
 
Apple Melon
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Great flavor!

What are the cons? Did not plant enough!

Review:

They are the size of a small fat cucumber and look like one until they turn yellow. The skin is so thin that you pick them and eat them like an apple. The have that same tart/sweet crunch! Yum! Don't pick them before they turn yellow or you will think that you are eating a flavorless cucumber. We shared some seeds with a friend and she thought we had played a joke on her because she harvested them while they were still green. That is probably why some reviewers call them flavorless.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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10 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Rebecca
Location:
Branson, MO, United States
Date:
August 2, 2015
          5.0
 
A new favorit
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, tastes great

What are the cons? Didn't plant enough

Review:

We love this melon. This was our first year growing it. It took longer for the vines to start than the other melons, but they caught up in a hurry. We just planted the seeds, which had 98% germination, and ignored them. There were no growing issues with pests or disease. We did have one fruit rot from laying in wet soil due to heavy rains this year. We left the fruit to ripen until it was yellow like the photo shows. We put it in the refrigerator to chill it. We sliced it in half and scooped out the seeds and ate it just like that. It tastes like a honeydew and a sweet apple mixed together. We ate it skin and all. It is firm with a consistency close to a crisp apple with a clean white flesh on the inside.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

9 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mistyhomemaker
Location:
Desha, AR
Date:
March 12, 2014
          3.0
 
Bland and disappointing
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Fun to grow

What are the cons? no flavor or sweetness

Review:

I received a huge amount of these seeds, thanks Baker Creek for such generous seed packets. I purchased 1 package and receives 3 time the amount of seed that it said on the packet. Love that Baker Creek does this with most seeds. Unfortunately, the melons themselves are tasteless and have no sweetness to them. They are fun to grow, and are prolific producers. I may give thm a try again this year, since i still have lots of seeds from last year, just put them in a different spot.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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