What are the pros? Amazing variety in every way
What are the cons? none at this time
Another great year for the Crane melon here in New England! A lot of New England gardeners are also reporting a good melon year for 2016 however the Crane has been great even during previous years of terrible weather. To save you an ear-full, simply scroll down to read my review from years ago on the vining habits and taste of this variety. Here is a new tip to help ensure your success: if it has been raining a lot and the ground is continuously wet (as it usually is here in Connecticut in August) rotate the developing melons few inches to the left or right every day so a new part can come in contact with the ground while other sections can be dried off by the sun. This will help eliminate cracking and soft spots and ensure even ripening. This can be applied to any non-netted thin skinned melon variety such as Charentais, Delice de la Table, Lunville, Petit Gris de Rennes, etc...
Truly a gem, the only way to eat these is to travel to the Crane Melon Barn in Santa Rosa, California!
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