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Kajari Melon (15 seeds) (JS235) $4.50
BULK SEED 1 oz (JS235C) $16.00

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Kajari Melon

         
 
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This is one of the melons that just about drove Joe crazy trying to secure. For more than 8 years he tried to get seeds of this extremely interesting variety. The red/copper stripes interspersed with light green and then a dark green rib make this an extremely unusual beautiful melon. We are told that it is extra-early, bearing in as little as 70 days. We have been told that the flesh is pale green/peach color and very sweet. Joe believes that this melon originated in the Punjab. The paintings for this melon were done by Amy Glasser a young Botanical Artist who has a great eye for detail. Thanks Amy!
 
Kajari Melon
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 29
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

89.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
SJ Smith
Location:
Riverside County, CA, United States
Date:
August 14, 2017
          3.0
 
Update from SJ Smith
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Heat loving, disease resistanc

What are the cons? mild flavor

Review:

Update: It's August 14th and I've harvested my first fruit after 95 d. When the seeds hadn't sprouted, I tested them with the damp paper towel in a baggie method. There I had 100% germination. I planted those on 5/11/17. The fruit set once we had 90 plus temperatures. We've had temps of 115 frequently, and the melon thrived. It has a deep sawdust mulch topdressing to keep water in the soil. The fruits weigh about a pound. The exterior was not as orange, but a bit duller/brownish. Interior was all green, as the edge of the flesh in the picture. Skin split, perhaps cat claws, and slipped off the vine. It was extra juicy. The flavor was more starchy than sweet. It had a pleasant melon aftertaste. May need storage for sweetness. Vines are still setting fruit. There are about 3 per vine currently. It's rambling over a low chicken wire fence and seems quite content. The plant has withstood our typical challenges with mildew, cuke and mex beetles, monsoon.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mad Dog
Location:
Caldwell, TX, United States
Date:
August 13, 2017
          4.0
 
An Edible Christmas Ornament.
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Beautiful Presentation

What are the cons? A small melon, average taste.

Review:

The Kajari Melon can be thought of as a Cross between an Xmas Ornament and a Honeydew Melon. Kajari is the Hindi word for a proficient dancing girl, and this melon is definitely that showy. Don't expect great taste, but don't expect disappointment either. If you can grow it in the fall, you could expect to capitalize upon the Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas markets due to it's flashy orange, green, and off-white coloration. What you are growing with this is an edible ornament that actually tastes good.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Nickname:
Croaky Sue
Location:
Manchester, IA, United States
Date:
August 6, 2017
          4.0
 
Growing Karjari Melons
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Good seed germination.

What are the cons? Took forever to set fruit.

Review:

Vines are prolific as they are taking over garden. Took forever to set fruit. Hundreds of blossoms. Hoping that the melons will mature as were anxious to try some.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Nickname:
flutemaker
Location:
Murray, KY, United States
Date:
July 17, 2017
          3.0
 
flowers 2 melon so far
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? germinated well

What are the cons? still waiting to eat one

Review:

planted in new garden spot in mid May. Wet spring and summer so far in W. Ky. Many flowers, several melon but nothing ready to eat yet. Hoping for the best, as this is clay type soil and we just moved here, so no time for compost etc... yet.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
SJ
Location:
Riverside County, CA, United States
Date:
July 7, 2017
          3.0
 
Heat Loving
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Survivor in low desert climate

What are the cons? Germination requires heat

Review:

It took a few tries, but finally the Kajari is growing. I'm in a low desert and tried direct sowing in March, typically the end of tomato transplanting. We were even getting good rains. Nothing. So, I tested the seed and got good germination. Then i tried again in May. These came up fine. So, I'm concluding these need heat to germinate. They may be a candidate for starting indoors, though typically that seems a waste here due to our length of season and how quickly most melon and squash start from direct sowing. Now, it's the beginning of July. The plants look healthy and are full of flowers. So far, none have set fruit. I'm patient. Soon. I hope. In my climate, crops need to be done by the end of Oct, with light frosts typically in mid Nov. So, there's still time. I'll try to update in the Fall about what we think about the fruit.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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