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Madhu Ras, Rajasthan Honey Melon (25-50 seeds) (JS257) $4.00

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Madhu Ras, Rajasthan Honey Melon

         
 
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Rajasthan in Western India is a dry hot place full of mystery and also very rich in melon diversity. Joe originally stumbled on this gem of a melon in the capitol of India, Delhi. There a gentleman who was selling commercial varieties of watermelons and muskmelons, had three gorgeous little "heirloom" looking melons sitting on his work table. Joe asked him what those were and he replied that they were special melons from Rajasthan. Joe bartered with the guy and tried to buy them , the man initially refused , and then he softened up and agreed to sell two of the three! Later as Joe enquired around he found out that this was indeed an heirloom variety that was still being grown in Rajasthan. It is highly esteemed and as Joe can confirm, very very sweet and tasty. The melons are quite small, flattish and very heavily striped. We are extremely happy to offer the Madhu Ras melon to our customers! This is a first! According to the information we have these should thrive in hot dry areas, just like they do in India! The name Madhu Ras means " Honey Melon"!
 
Madhu Ras, Rajasthan Honey Melon
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 5
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Marrsman
Location:
Joshua, TX, United States
Date:
July 19, 2016
          5.0
 
Great Melon for my latitude.
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Super sweet

What are the cons? none

Review:

I just harvested my first Madhu Ras here at latitude 32.46N.Zone 8a. Performs well in the heat and humid environment (95-100F or 35-37C). I live in a rural area with deep sandy soil. Normally I trellis the melons to keep the rodents from feasting at night, but this one I found in the grass by its strong scent. I knew it was ready. It did not slip from the vine. I cut it this evening, and the flavor and sweetness is outstanding. I would like to thank Baker Creek for finding these rare varieties.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kevin
Location:
Taft, CA, United States
Date:
July 11, 2016
          5.0
 
Honey melon
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Lots of fruits

What are the cons? None

Review:

Grows very well in our hot summers here. four to six fruit per vine fast growing vine.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
AA
Location:
Dallas, TX, United States
Date:
April 14, 2016
          5.0
 
Very sweet
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? Fragrant, sweet, heat loving

What are the cons? need heat to get really sweet

Review:

Grew this last year, it was very sweet and fragrant. Germinated the seeds in little pots and then transplanted, only 3 vines made it. Got about 6 fruit, one of which was half eaten by some animal. I thought I collected all of the fallen seeds, but just noticed yesterday that I have about 15 little vines growing in the bed. They did way better germinating in the ground and than transferring. Will grow these every year as they are so sweet. Well, let me clarify: the ones that ripened in the heat were really really good. Once the weather turned cooler, the ones left on the vine never got as sweet.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
EL
Location:
Pasadena, CA, United States
Date:
November 11, 2015
          4.0
 
Will grow again. Productive
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Tasty, good producer

What are the cons? Small, large seed cavity.

Review:

This did very well for me. I grew this, and Kajari, two vines each. While I only got 2 or 3 Kajari melons, I harvested at least 10 Madhu Ras melons, probably more like 15. They were very tasty. Beware - if you wait until they slip from the vine by themselves, they will be overripe. Slip with a moderate tug is about right.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mik
Location:
Tucson, AZ, United States
Date:
July 30, 2015
          4.0
 
Monsoon grower
Easy to Grow 2.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Drought tolerant, tasty.

What are the cons? Few female flowers

Review:

I live in Tucson so I was interested in a melon that would do well in our Sonoran desert climate. I started some early in our spring, got about 50% germination but seedings didn't thrive. Started some later in the season as it got warmer and had better germination and growth. Vines didn't really take off until it got hot. Vines planted in the raised be garden failed but the ones planted in our mineral rich but organic poor soil did much better. I think this is really best planted just before or at the start of the Monsoon. My vines didn't produce many female flowers I've gotten about 3 melons so far one large, a little smaller than a softball, and two smaller, baseball sized. Ate one, very tasty fruit. Many of the issues were due to inexperience with this verity. I will try this again planting it directly in our desert soil when it gets hot before monsoon. The same as our local native varieties.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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