What are the pros? Extremely hardy seeds
What are the cons? Never makes it in 80-90 days
I have never had these melons come in at 80 days (Maryland, SC, AL) & they aren't overly copious producers or large, but I am beyond impressed with the resiliency of the seeds, at least from the stock line I purchased.
I purchased the original seeds in the 2012-2014 timeframe. They survived going back & forth between storing in the freezer & fridge, then made it more than 6 weeks in room-temp storage during a move, after 2x being in trucks with temps 90 , then ANOTHER month of room temp storage after another move.
The old, original seeds & the first-year saved seeds were planted this year (2017) just to give them a shot, see what sticks, at 8-10 seeds per mound (expected poor germination due to their age & poor treatment - 3 trips in hot trucks) & I sprinkled the remainder on a wildflower patch and along a fenceline.
I had to thin aggressively, and they're out competing greenbriar, wild grape and baby privet on the fenceline w/o mulch, fertilizer or much help.
Would you recommend this product to a friend?