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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: 6
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 2.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
MJ
Location:
Litchfield Park, AZ, United States
Date:
June 24, 2017
          5.0
 
Easy to grow Amazing taste
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? None

Review:

This was my first time growing melons. I only grew one to try because of limited space in my garden this year. Easy to start from seed. The plant grew beautifully. I harvested our first melon this morning. I read around on the internet about what signs to look for: skin just turning slightly yellow/ orange, small crack on the vine just about the fruit, no slipping off the vine, just tug or cut, and a sweet, wonderful aroma when smelling the skin. All of the above was apparent this morning on one of them. It was easy to slice through, and the taste is amazing. Sweet but not overpowering sweetness. There are about 5 or 6 more growing on the plant. I do live in desert conditions, but I grew this in a lasagna/ Hugelkultur garden. Watered every day. And the plant did awesome in our 118-degree heat.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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16 out of 16 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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10 out of 10 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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15 out of 15 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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17 out of 18 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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