What are the pros? taste, size, form, ripe tell
What are the cons? Late
These are quite possibility the best tasting melons I've grown out of the many varieties I've tried (I plant around 20-25 different types each year). They're also the largest. Mine seem to average around 25 lbs. Both the plant and the melon will be quite large so give them lots of room. They change color when they start to ripen, you'll want to wait until it's mostly or completely yellow before picking. Will have occasional dark yellow/orange splotches/stripes on the skin. No issues with cracking or other irritating growth habits. When they're ripe, they do what I refer to as "sort of slip" meaning they slip, but it will take a bit more stem pressure for them to slip than varieties that "slip". Shelf life for these is decent once picked as well. I've had them sit for a week or two and still be good. If you've got the shelf room in your fridge, I suspect the best flavor can be had if you refrigerate for a week and then cut. Taste is similar to crenshaw.
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