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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:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 6
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5

66.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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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

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

0 out of 0 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

8 out of 11 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

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10 out of 13 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Diane K.
Location:
Fallbrook, CA
Date:
October 15, 2013
          1.0
 
Not what I expected.
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Prolific

What are the cons? Flavorless.

Review:

Almost all the seeds germinated and we looked forward to eating melons like apples. However, the fruit although small doesn't match either the drawing on the packet nor the photo above. They are elongated and striped. The skin, although thin, is leathery and what little flesh there is is virtually flavorless and certainly not crisp. Even our melon-loving tortoise wouldn't eat them. We're giving them to the less-discerning chickens. A real disappointment. I'll give over their space to the Mother Mary Pie Melons next year, which were delightful.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

7 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
CDF
Location:
Fort Worth, TX
Date:
September 12, 2013
          5.0
 
Great melon
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Tasty, easy to use, abundant>

What are the cons? The do like to spread out.

Review:

So happy I purchased these Apple Melon seeds. They have been my greatest delight this season. The melons taste like a cross between a honeydew and a cucumber. Great for a refreshing snack and they also hold their crispness in salads and salsas very well. Insects have not bothered them at all. Many fruits from each vine. Just love them!!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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