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Escondido Gold Melon
 
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Escondido Gold Melon (25-50 seeds) (AML158) $2.50

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Escondido Gold Melon

         
 
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Huge fruit have grown up to 18 lbs, oblong with bright yellow rind. Flesh is soft, sweet and very fragrant; these are known for great taste. At one time this was a popular market melon at several of California's markets.
 
Escondido Gold Melon
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 4
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 1.5

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Nickname:
Dottie
Location:
Chehalis, WA, United States
Date:
September 17, 2016
          5.0
 
Sweet juicy Escondido Gold
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Drippy good!

What are the cons? Nothing

Review:

Growing up in the early 60's near Escondido, CA, there was this old farmer that grew them in his front yard. He claimed he named the melon & it would cure any disease. People came from miles around to buy them. Mom got curious & bought one. It was delicious! Mom saved the seeds so we had Escondido Gold Melons for years - still have some of those seeds to this day. Don't think it cured much though!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Gene
Location:
Riverton, UT
Date:
January 8, 2015
          5.0
 
Excellent melon
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 1.5
 

What are the pros? taste, size, form, ripe tell

What are the cons? Late

Review:

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.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Darryl
Location:
Platina, CA
Date:
September 5, 2014
          2.0
 
Escondido Gold Melon
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? Big

What are the cons? flavor disappoints

Review:

Huge melon, over 15 lbs. If you want big this is your melon. Got one melon per plant. Did not care much for the flavor, but was very sweet.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Unknown
Date:
January 13, 2010
          5.0
 
escondido gold
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

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What are the cons?

Review:

Have grown escondido gold melons to 25# . Excellent tasting melon. 110 days to maturity

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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