What are the pros? Pretty, fruit stores long time
What are the cons? Low yield, needs lots of space
I've tried to grow this a couple times. Here's what I've learned: start these plants early, preferably in some kind of composable container (I used a newspaper origami pot) and don't let it get root bound at all. Once it's warm enough, plant it outside and give it some kind of trellis. At the school garden where I planted it, I had to eventually zig-zag the vines up and down a couple rows of *sturdy* trellising. The plants I tried to let run on the ground didn't take off and stayed small. From the one giant vine with many flowers, only one fruit grew to a decent size. Other fruits were developing and may eventually have grown, but my service term ended before any reached ripeness and the school district mowed the plant down. My site supervisor saved the one large fruit and several months later I came back and got to crack it open with a machete and taste it. It is very similar to cantaloupe. We saved the seeds, are giving some to a community garden, and will try to grow it again.
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