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Oka Melon ( Bizard Island Strain ) (25-50 seeds) (AML154) $2.50
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Oka Melon ( Bizard Island Strain )

         
 
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This was a popular melon in Canada's Montreal region in the 1920's and 193's. It was grown in Montreal's rich soil before disappearing from catalogs, only to be discovered many years later, still being grown on Bizard Island in Quebec. Developed about 1912 by a Trappist monk at La Trappe, Quebec. In 1932 Dupuy & Ferguson, seedsmen and nurserymen of Montreal, said "The colour is a beautiful cream, with a bright salmon flesh that is very thick and well netted. The most delicious, sweet and juicy melon. It is of strong habit, a fine setter. The Oka melon is the result of years of patient and intelligent selection from the product of Montreal Market crossed with a red-fleshed variety." Indeed it is very sweet and flavorful, being a good melon for the North.

 
Oka Melon ( Bizard Island Strain )
Overall Rating:
         
3.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 3
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0

66.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

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Randal
Date:
November 2, 2012
          3.0
 
Good, but...
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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These were very good tasting melons, but they didn't care for the hot dry weather we had this year in central Utah. Once it got cooler in September, they started producing like crazy, but then we're not far from our first hard frost so they didnt' get to mature. I think these would be great in the PNW or Canada.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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By Randal 2 Nov 2012

2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

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EJF
Date:
August 30, 2012
          3.0
 
Ok, but not great
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

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Production was not great had 2 hills with 5 plants total. Got 8 melons (not even an average of 2 per plant). Size was not bad Smelled great! Taste was ok but I too was looking for more sweetness. Thought that since these were developed in Quebec they would do great in my Central New York garden? Going to try the "hardshell" melons next year

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By EJF 30 Aug 2012

3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

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Dionaea
Date:
August 7, 2012
          5.0
 
Success up North
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

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These melons produced for me in a climate that normally doesn't grow melons easily. The vines were vigorous and sprawling, and the melons sized up nicely even though I didn't get that many from the vines I planted. I enjoyed the flavor, but I was hoping for a bit more sweetness overall. Very juicy, no stringiness, and they were lusciously soft when I let them sit on the counter for a day or two before cutting into them. I'm just happy I found a melon that will ripen up north.

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By Dionaea 7 Aug 2012

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