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Crane Melon (25-50 seeds) (AML130) $2.50
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Crane Melon

         
 
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85 days. The famous California heirloom was introduced in 1920 by Oliver Crane whose family has been farming near Santa Rosa for six generations. Delicious Crenshaw type melons have pale orange flesh that is very sweet and fine flavored; green skinned rind with orange spots when ripe; fruit are 4 lbs. each.

 
Crane Melon
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 7
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Fronklowes
Location:
Joplin, MO
Date:
April 29, 2014
          5.0
 
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Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Good even when diluted by rain

What are the cons? none

Review:

We grew 15 melon types in 5 gallon containers last summer. This one was big enough to share at my husband's work and got a thumbs up from all taste-testers. It took 26 days from the time it sprouted for it to flower and 88 days from sprouting to our first ripe melon. For those who might want to start early indoors, at 29 days from sprouting, the vine measured 36 inches long. This melon was huge compared to our others, so we tied it to our plastic trellis with an old t-shirt. At maturity, it slipped with very little effort, weighing in at 1 ounce shy of 4 pounds. It had a little bit of cracking, but that was likely due to the rain we received as it was nearing maturity. At any rate, even watered down by the rain, it tasted good. The plant held onto a lot of pregnant females until the first fruit neared maturity. Then it aborted all of them. The plant looked healthy enough to produce another melon, though I'm not sure it was interested. In the end, the cold took the vine.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Fronklowes 29 Apr 2014

12 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Colchester
Location:
Colchester, CT
Date:
August 15, 2013
          5.0
 
The best
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Amazing variety

What are the cons? None at this time

Review:

Seeds were purchased at Comstock Ferre in Wethersfield, CT. This variety produces healthy and vigorous vines, yet the vine system does not become overwhelming. Each mound forms neat, orderly vine systems. The melons themselves can only be described as amazing, flavorful, fragrant and highly unique. For six generations the Crane family have been perfecting this variety on their farm in Sonoma County. I am extremely greatful that Baker Creek is able to carry this variety so that I can enjoy Crane melons here in New England. I sincerely hope that Baker Creek keeps this variety for years to come, the only other way to sample this fine melon is by travelling to the Crane Melon Barn in Santa Rosa, California.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Colchester 15 Aug 2013

9 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
skezzcrom
Location:
Katy, TX
Date:
August 12, 2013
          5.0
 
Sweet goodness
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Super sweet melon

What are the cons? None

Review:

Super sweet melon, tolerates heat here in TX if you keep it watered. Grew this verticle and slung the fruit, they get very heavy (10-14 lbs). Have to be patient and allow this fruit to fully develope, you will be able to smell the fruit when it is ripe.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By skezzcrom 12 Aug 2013

4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
wolfwillow
Date:
August 11, 2012
          5.0
 
the BEST
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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Review:

Wonderful melon, all of our surrounding neighbors drive in and call to see if these are ready. So many we tried making auga fresca with great results and popsicles.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By wolfwillow 11 Aug 2012

9 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
snorkeldragon
Date:
August 5, 2012
          5.0
 
better than cantaloupe
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

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Review:

I grew this melon for the first time this year. They were the first melons ripe in my melon patch and tasted like cantaloupe but sweeter.They are supposed to be 4lb. melons but mine were 7-14lbs. they are still growing and producing very well even in this very hot summer in Arkansas. they also have a tough outer skin that does not split open like a cantaloupe and turn a light yellow with orange freckles when ripe. Very easy to grow. They will be in my garden forever.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By snorkeldragon 5 Aug 2012

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